Dirk Kuyt returning to Feyenoord on one-year contract

Fenerbahce forward Dirk Kuyt is returning to Feyenoord next season, nine years after leaving the Dutch club for Liverpool.

Kuyt signed a one-year contract with Feyenoord, who are currently third in the Eredivisie, but club director Martin van Geel said his stay will likely be longer.

Van Geel said: "Dirk can keep going for years. As far as he's concerned, he can become the Ryan Giggs of Feyenoord and we will add many more years. This will be music to the ears of all Feyenoord fans."

Kuyt, 34, added: "I'm fit and have a great drive to make a success of my time at De Kuip."

The former Netherlands international became a favourite among Feyenoord's fanatical fans during his first stint with the club from 2003 to 2006, after joining from Utrecht. He was the Eredivisie's top scorer in the 2004-05 season and was named Dutch footballer of the year in 2006.

Kuyt retired from international football in October after finishing third with Netherlands at last year's World Cup -- a tournament where he underscored his versatility by playing on the wing and at left back.

He made 104 appearances for the Netherlands and scored 24 goals. He was also part of the team that finished second in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, losing to Spain in the final.