The strange truth is for me, I keep thinking we shouldn't really be worried about selling Kuyt or even Maxi. Well, ideally....
Because in an ideal world, they're both players that are replaceable. I'm not saying at all that either are bad players, they both have important and different qualities that they've brought to our team. But in any normal world where we trusted our manager/DOF/scouts/whoever, you'd expect our management to be able to find exciting players at least as good as the above two....somewhere in the world. They could both do a job and fulfill a role if they stayed, but it's a case of needing to find another Kuyt or Maxi...not to somehow find another Alonso, Torres or Reina. Their importance to our team and their replaceability is in the regard is overstated.
It's like Manchester United fans fretting about getting rid of Park Ji-Sung or Chelsea fans worrying about their ability to find a suitable replacement for Florent Malouda. Perhaps it's wishful thinking from me, that we lived in a world where we could be thinking excitedly about the players we were getting in to replace them, instead of thinking with ominous dread about who their replacements might be.
Yes, I know we don't live in an ideal world. Hence the shouldn't, I know it's not the reality.