Another story about the Twitter loving Anfield man gives us the chance to show this amazingly geeky picture of Ryan Babel once again.
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Ryan Babel looks poised to leave Liverpool in his fourth season at Anfield, but his agent has revealed that he will only join Hoffenheim if a move to Ajax falls through.
Babel, who has scored 22 goals in 146 appearances, is negotiating personal terms with the German club after they agreed a fee, believed to be €7 million, with Liverpool. However agent Winnie Haatrecht says the move will only happen if he is unable secure a return to former club Ajax.
”Hoffenheim will only be an option if Ryan isn’t allowed to go on loan to Ajax or they do not want him,” he said.
The player himself spoke on Tuesday of his hope for a loan move back to Holland – and stated that deal could form part of Ajax striker Luis Suarez’s potential transfer to Liverpool.
Liverpool are reported to be interested in Uruguay striker Suarez, who scored three times at the 2010 World Cup before his infamous sending-off for a goal-line handball in the quarter-final against Ghana, but no offer has been made.
“Babel would be an interesting project but nothing is done. There might be news later this week,” an Ajax source said. “We want to keep Luis and only obscene offers would be enough.” (ESPN)
Ryan Babel clearly is not too excited by a move to Hoffenheim and is practically begging his former club to come up with the cash to sign him, the major problem of course is the fact that the Amsterdam club has little or no money, hence their need to ask for ‘obscene’ money for the services of Luis Suarez.
Liverpool may end up having to put their foot down on this matter as clearly the intention is to offload the misfiring winger so that they can use those funds to help finance new additions. One can understand why Babel would be happy to return to his former club and he is not being very subtle about the issue, but unless Frank De Boer’s club come up with the cash then the 24 year old winger is Bundesliga bound.
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