Forward Dirk Kuyt to join Turkish club Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has signed Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt from


The Turkish club tweeted that Kuyt has agreed to play for the

Istanbul side for the next three years.

It gave no further detail on the terms of the transfer.

The Netherlands international joined Liverpool from Feyenoord in


”Everyone at Liverpool Football Club would like to wish Dirk

all the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution

to the club,” Liverpool said in a statement on its Web site.

Kuyt scored 71 goals in 285 appearances for Liverpool.

Fenerbahce is embroiled in a match-fixing scandal that allegedly

involved several league games in the 2010-11 season.

Fenerbahce was excluded from last season’s Champions League

after UEFA pressured the Turkish Football Federation to withdraw

the club’s entry days before the group-stage draw.