Ryan Babel makes a return to Turkey as he signs with Besiktas

Ryan Babel has recently completed his move to Besiktas as he penned a 2 and a half year long contract with the Turkish club.


The 30 year old player will be earning €2.1 million each year for the upcoming 2 years which is a huge amount of money for a player that has struggled trying stay in a club for more than 2 seasons as Babel is usually either fired due to disciplinary issues or he simply fails to get consistent playing time.

Besiktas confirmed their signing of Ryan Babel with a statement on their website which reads:

‘’Babel, who has 42 caps for the Netherlands, will receive 1.2 million euros for the rest of this season and 2.1 million euros per year for the next two campaigns. Babel has won two Dutch titles during two separate spells with Ajax, and also played for Liverpool, Hoffenheim and Al Ain. He was part of the Dutch side that reached the 2010 World Cup final’’ Continue reading

RYAN BABEL SCORES NICE SOLO EFFORT FOR BESIKTAS

Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has scored an amazing solo effort for new club Besiktas.


The former Dutch international agreed to a move to Turkey on a two and a half year deal on New Year’s Eve. The 30-year old player was reported would earn about £1million for his effort for the rest of the season before the figures rises to £1.8 million in annual wages for the next two years.

Babel started the current season in Spain, playing for Deportivo La Coruna after he moved to the club on free transfer. He decided to return to Turkey – a country he spent two years playing for Kasimpasa before he exited the outfit in 2015.

Babel is known for his off the field antics when he featured for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011. The highly talented player did not live up to his projected potential from his days at Hoffenheim and Dutch giant Ajax before his move to Merseyside. Continue reading

Ryan Babel Announces Departure from Deportivo La Coruna

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has announced his exit from Deportivo La Coruna by saying that he wants to spend more time with his family.


The Dutchman has become somewhat of a journeyman since leaving Liverpool a few years ago. He played for the likes of 1899 Hoffenheim, Ajax,Kasımpaşa, and Al Ain. His failure to establish himself at a single major club has been the biggest problem in his career. At 30 years of age, he is fast running out of time when it comes to the top level of the game. He was once seen as one of the promising youngsters and it prompted Liverpool to pay £ 9 million for his signature in 2007.

The exit from Deportivo La Coruna is not surprising considering that he has been linked with Turkish outfit Besiktas in the last few weeks. It has been reported that Besiktas were ready to pay the player around € 1.7 million for a contract that will last around 2 ½ years. Continue reading

Babel states that Liverpool coached him poorly

Ryan Babel is one of those players that at an early age he was highly expected to make an impact in the world of football.


At the age of 17, Babel made his debut in the first-team of Ajax and Liverpool even opted to splash out £14 million for him on 2007.

The Dutch player spent 4 seasons in the Premier League outfit where he consistently managed to make over 25 appearances in almost every single season but most of the time, his presence just wasn’t really felt and despite having made a fairly large amount of appearances, it was not a memorable period of time and the Dutch player later got into some problems as he got fined due to Babel’s usage with his social media platforms.

After having spent 4 years in Anfield, the Dutch player was offloaded from Liverpool as he could not develop or progress how the club was originally expecting and Ryan Babel has recently spoken about his time spent in Anfield and he said that one of the reasons of why his playing career never really managed to live up to the expectations and why he couldn’t perform in Liverpool was because the Premier League club failed to properly coach him. Continue reading