Bellamy admits Feyenoord lure

Feyenoord interested in Bellamy, but can not afford transfer fee

Bellamy: Has affection for Feyenoord

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Wales striker Craig Bellamy has spoken of his love for Feyenoord after talks with the club last summer.

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The club's technical director Leo Beenhakker has confirmed he had a meeting with Bellamy with the player's Manchester City future in doubt.

The striker, who subsequently moved on loan to hometown club Cardiff, is no stranger to the De Kuip stadium, having scored two goals there in Newcastle's 3-2 win over Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League in 2002.

He still has an affection for the club, telling Feyenoord Magazine: "If I look across the border, Feyenoord is my favourite.

"The club is much too big to end as fifth or sixth (in the Eredivisie). I rate De Kuip as the best stadium in the world."


Beenhakker told Bellamy of his interest at the meeting and has not ruled out a move for the striker in future, although the Dutch outfit could not pay a transfer fee.

"I have told him I am interested and we could talk about it later. After that I haven't heard anything more. I would like to help the team back to the top," said Beenhakker.

"Bellamy still has a contract at Manchester City until 2014 and we can't pay a transfer fee.

"As long as he is under contract, we can't do anything. Because of that, the initiative is at his side."