Liverpool Want to Seal Clever £12m Babel Swap Deal

Rafa interested in Bundesliga player swap.

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Sports News - December 01, 2008

Liverpool are apparently keen to swap Ryan Babel for Werder Bremen’s Aaron Hunt (no word yet as to how Werder feel about it) (Guardian)

Ryan Babel it an enigma that continues to sway public opinion among Liverpool fans. Personally I think that his future at the club will be decided by the summer. If he continues to apply himself in the manner he did when he came on against Hull, where his cameo was greatly welcomed, then he has a future but will still find it hard to win a regular place in the starting eleven until he persuades Rafa that he can do a good job on a regular basis, which means putting in a good performance four times out of five.

However I like Aaron Hunt and on the occasions when I have seen him in action he has impressed me. The German, with English parentage, has been a big hit at Werder Bremen where he has progressed through the ranks and is now a regular. He can play up front alongside an other striker but he is more effective when out wide on the flank.

At 23 he is on the fringes of the senior German international set up and has a bright future ahead of him and Benitez does believe that Babel is not going to cut it then a deal that would see the players swapped would be a decent one.


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