It is rare that someone who played for the Reds has such kind words for a player that starred for both Arsenal and Manchester United, but the players featured together at Feyenoord over ten years ago, while both have accumulated nearly 100 caps for Netherlands in that time as well, often in the same side.
Kuyt provided the following message to Van Persie as he departed Manchester United after his own three year spell, posting it on his Facebook page alongside a picture Van Persie took at his new club showing Kuyt in action.
"My friend, I'm very proud that I can finally congratulate you with your signing for Fenerbahce. Many times we spoke about this experience that you once want to live. One thing I know for sure, you will love Fenerbahce and Fenerbahce will love you. Good luck."
Kuyt has now retired from international duty, and he has returned to Rotterdam after his own three year spell with Fener, a successful period that helped make him a hero at another club, just like he became at Anfield.
In fact, Van Persiie revealed that Kuyt played an important role in convincing him to move to Istanbul, according to the Independent earlier this week, so perhaps it's no surprise to see the 34-year-old wish both his former club and his friend best wishes ahead of their adventure together.
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