Ryan Babel Gets Call from the Dutch National Team

 

The world is going to witness the greatest competition of football in 2022 in Qatar which is the FIFA World Cup. The best teams of the world are doing their homework to perform well in the competition. Some teams which are not that much power on the football planet are also trying their best so that they can display some potential of their football skills and they want the rest of the world to know their name. For the best preparation, all the teams have recalled their best players who are scattered throughout the world in different clubs.


The Netherlands also has called their best players among which Ryan Babel is one of the most important names, who plays for Galatasaray. The national coach Frank de Boer has named a squad of 25 footballers as the Netherlands has to play three international matches in the month of November 2020. Along with Ryan Babels, they have called Davy Klaassen and Patrick van Anholt who are some of the best players in the country. Ryan Babels plays as a forward in the Dutch team and is one of the most dependable players of the team.
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Van de Beek should join Bayern or Dortmund

Former Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart believes Donny van de Beek should consider a move to Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund this summer. The Ajax midfielder has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past year but so far, no deal has materialised with the Madrid giants assessing their options.

This has led to suggestions that van de Beek could join a different European outfit and Van der Vaart believes his compatriot would be better served doing so. Speaking to ESPN, he said that Real Madrid would present a difficult challenge for the midfielder and a move to either Bayern or Dortmund instead could help him develop into a better player. Continue reading

Babel Reveals Disappointment in Ajax Loan Move

 

Ryan Babel raised a few eyebrows by making a return to Ajax, the club where he started his career back in 2004, on a short-term loan spell from Galatasaray. The 33-year-old has become a forgotten man in these parts after having travelled almost throughout the length of Europe in his career. After starting out with Ajax, he went on to play for Liverpool in what could turn out to be his best time of his career. Babel spent four years at Anfield before a short spell in Hoffenheim. The striker and winger made a surprising return to Ajax in the 2012-13 campaign, but he did not stay for long.


This followed a merry-go-round where he went with different clubs across the world like Deportivo La Coruna, Besiktas, and even Fulham. Yet, Babel has been unable to stay at the club for much longer and this was expected to be the case when he signed from Galatasaray in 2019. After making only 15 appearances for the Turkish club, Babel made the switch back to Ajax back in January. Just a few months after he made his return, Babel had to undergo little action on the pitch, as football around the world came to an end due to the coronavirus issue.
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Danny Mills urges Rangers to sign Ryan Babel during the summer

 

Former Premier League ace Danny Mills believes Rangers should make the move to sign Ryan Babel, who is open to the possibility of working with manager Steven Gerrard. Babel and Gerrard were teammates at Liverpool and the former recently suggested that he would like to be reunited at the Glasgow giants.


Speaking to Football Insider, Mills acknowledged that Babel is approaching the final phase of his professional career but he would still prove a quality purchase for them, judging by the success of Jermaine Defoe. He added that the Dutchman has a good relationship with Gerrard from their Anfield days and Rangers could benefit from his services, suppose he is available for an affordable price.
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De Ligt explains why he turned down Barcelona and PSG for Juventus

Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed that he turned down interest from the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in order to join Juventus last summer. The former Ajax man was heavily linked with a move to the Blaugrana for nearly a year but he eventually made the surprise switch to the Bianconeri in the Serie A.

Speaking to Ziggo Sport, the centre-back revealed that he could have quite easily chosen Paris Saint-Germain or Barcelona but he was tempted by the project at the Bianconeri. He added that the development factor also played a part in the decision to join the Italian champions, he told: “I had offers last summer from Juventus, PSG and Barcelona, so I studied the various options and at the end of the day concluded I could grow faster at Juve. They have a particular style and I knew being here would make me a more complete player. There are more eyes on you and people expect a great deal, all of which is new compared to my time at Ajax.”

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Club Delays Payment, Babel Goes to FIFA

The star footballer from Galatasaray, Ryan Babel has recently signed an unexpected move. He made claims that the FIFA’ya club has complained about the receivables that were not paid within the designated time. The footballer from the Netherlands said that he was not paid and he sent a complaint to FIFA mentioning the reason for the delay in payment.

Before the season started, a contract for three years was signed between him and the club Galatasaray. But his joining the club was delayed by 4 days because of FIFA. It was known that there is a specific termination procedure in case of a delay for 3 months which is mentioned by FIFA itself. But later, it was known that Ryan Babel made took such action within the timeframe that is mentioned in his contract with Galatasaray. Footballers definitely do not expect such a step to be taken against them which the yellow-red club experienced. It was a great shock for other players as well.

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Koeman delighted to have Van Dijk as the Netherlands captain

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has said that he is delighted to have Virgil van Dijk as the country’s captain. The centre-back was handed with the permanent captaincy last year and he has since impressed for club and country and helped Liverpool win the Champions League title last season.

Speaking in a press conference, Koeman said that Virgil van Dijk has a great personality and he is proud to have him as the leader of the team, he told: “He has a great personality and also one of the reasons he is the captain. He is an example for the team and an example for the nation. We are really proud to have him as a captain in the national team.

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Koeman admits surprise over Matthijs de Ligt’s bench role for Juventus

Netherlands manager Ronaldo Koeman has acknowledged that he has been surprised with Matthijs de Ligt left on the bench during Juventus’ season opener against Parma on the road. The Dutchman became the club’s marquee signing after making the switch from Ajax this summer but that has not necessarily assured him with a starting role ahead of senior central defensive duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

Speaking in a press conference, Koeman admitted that he was surprised with De Ligt not featuring in the curtain raiser at Parma. He added that De Ligt’s place with the national team is safe for the forthcoming set of internationals, but he can’t assure the same in October, should he continue to be starved of playing time at the Bianconeri.

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Matthijs de Ligt talks about making big step after securing Juventus move

Dutch footballer Matthijs de Ligt has acknowledged that he has taken a big step after sealing the move to the Serie A with Juventus. The Netherlands international had been heavily linked with a number of elite European sides this summer but ultimately, the Bianconeri were the ones who won the race after agreeing on a £67m package with Ajax.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “It’s a big step. My first step abroad will take some getting used to at the beginning, but I feel very honoured by how I am welcomed. I am very proud of that, I hope I can give the fans a lot in return. I am still young, but I already have some experience. But compared to my Juve teammates I am still inexperienced, I can learn from them.”

Meanwhile, there have been suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo may have influenced the move after making a personal plea after the Nations League final between Portugal and Netherlands but De Ligt has denied the same saying: “Of course it was nice that Ronaldo asked that, a big compliment, but it didn’t make the difference between signing or not signing.”

Juventus have gone through a major rebuild of the defence for the summer and they have pursued two other centre-backs in Merih Demiral and Cristian Romero. As such, the club seem to be moving forward from the experienced duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci and reports have suggested that the latter could be heading through the exit door this summer.

The Italian had been the subject of interest from the Premier League three years ago and reports claim that could re-emerge as an option with Manchester City looking for an experienced recruit. The Citizens have a void to overcome after the departure of Vincent Kompany and Bonucci could fancy making the switch to the Premier League holders.

Scott Parker insists Fulham won’t convince Ryan Babel to stay with the club

Fulham manager Scott Parker has said that he understands the situation of Ryan Babel and the Dutchman would be permitted to make a decision regarding his future in the summer. The Netherlands international joined the Cottagers on a short-term loan from Besiktas, but he is expected to be available on a free transfer this summer with the Istanbul outfit deciding against extending his contract.

Amidst this, he has already been linked with West Ham United and Newcastle United in the Premier League and Parker admits that the attacker may not fancy dropping to the Championship with his international prospects on the line, he said: “I totally understand Ryan Babel. He’s probably in a similar situation to the one I was in at West Ham. I got relegated at West Ham and was in the fold for England at that time. He has been fantastic for us and I think Ryan stated himself that his next move will depend on offers. I can totally understand his position and of course I will not be holding him back in any way.”
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