Bellamy told to 'stop nonsense'

Feyenoord unwilling to discuss striker deal while he is tied to City

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Leo Beenhakker has told Craig Bellamy to stop talking about a move to Feyenoord while he is under contract.

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The Welsh striker is currently on loan at Cardiff from Manchester City but has admitted that he would be keen on a move to Holland should the Bluebirds secure promotion this term.

Feyenoord technical director Beenhakker admits his club would welcome a player of such proven pedigree, but accepts that a deal is virtually impossible at the moment.

He acknowledges that it would take a sizeable bid to lure Bellamy away from City and insists the 31-year-old should steer clear of discussing the issue until he is a position to make such a move.

"I got him on the phone, I sent him a detailed text message, to ask him if he will stop the nonsense," Beenhakker told AD Sportwereld.

"I said to him, 'Friend, you can say anything you want, but while you are still owned by Manchester City, I cannot.

"It is as simple as that. As soon as he is free from his club, he knows where he can find me. Until then, these are cowboy stories.

"I saw he said in the media, 'Beenhakker takes me seriously'. That bothers me. There's just a huge price tag on him. If it comes off, then we can talk."


Meanwhile, Beenhakker has revealed that Feyenoord are planning to seek compensation from the Danish Football Association as veteran striker Jon Dahl Tomasson remains sidelined with a tendon injury suffered at the World Cup finals.

"I have had brief contact with the Danish Football Association," he said.

"We have decided to wait and see how Uefa handles the case of Arjen Robben (with Bayern Munich currently seeking compensation for an injury picked up by their Dutch winger while away on international duty).

"We are in exactly the same situation with Tomasson. I recognise he is not as big a name, and we are a smaller club than Bayern, and we do not make so much noise.

"But if compensation is paid to Bayern, then we will go to the Danish FA. The case of Robben will set the precedent in Europe."