Media interest has been generated by the exceptional football skills of Dutch player Ryan Babel, who played for Galatasaray. The winger has made a name for himself as one of the game’s most exceptional players thanks to his extraordinary speed, agility, and focus. In the Netherlands, where he played regularly, scored frequently, and helped his side win the championship, Babel first rose to fame. Later, he kept playing for some other elite teams. Despite his advanced age, Babel seemed to be progressing.
The ex-Liverpool winger wants Cody Gakpo to move to Anfield instead of Manchester United when they talk about Cody Gakpo’s potential new club. Cody Gakpo has been advised by Ryan Babel, a former Liverpool winger, to choose another Premier League club over Manchester United. This season, the 23-year-old striker has scored 12 goals and provided 15 assists in all competitions for PSV, who play in the Eredivisie. With goals against Senegal and Ecuador in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he is also proving himself on the international stage.
Babel, on the other hand, has made it clear that, while he would love for the Netherlands star to join his former club Liverpool, the player needs to find a team that matches his style of play. The Athletic was informed by Babel: He has been linked to English teams like Manchester United. Let’s see how he develops during the tournament because everyone has the right price. He has demonstrated enough talent that he is prepared for the next stage, which may take place in January or in the summer. Continue reading
Ryan Babel, the former forward of Liverpool would love Cody Gakpo to be a part of his old club. However, he believes that Arsenal can be a better option. The striker of PSV Eindhoven has improved his burgeoning reputation at FIFA World Cup with two goals in two matches for the Holland side of Louis van Gaal.
Gakpo has been on the radar of many Premier League clubs. He was almost about to join Manchester United back in the summer before Erik ten Hag shifted his attention to Antony, the Brazil international. Continue reading
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is attracting interest from three London giants in Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur next summer, according to 90min (h/t Express). The 27-year-old sees his current contract expire next summer and the Reds are yet to agree to a new deal with the midfielder. Should they fail to do so, the Guinea international will be free to speak to other clubs for a pre-contract agreement in January. Now, the three London giants are interested in the 27-year-old. They will, however, not be able to speak to him in January and can only negotiate with him next summer due to Premier League rules.
Keita moved to the Merseyside club in 2018 from German side RB Leipzig. Since then, the 27-year-old has failed to live up to his expectations. Much of his time has been spent on the sidelines with the midfielder having suffered repeated injury issues. A hamstring injury has kept him out since August and the Guinea international has not featured for the club in either Premier League or Champions League. Continue reading
Liverpool have had some stellar players over the years but there have also been some absolute stinkers and before Jurgen Klopp rocked up, there were some dreary years. Liverpool flop Ryan Babel might be best remembered at Anfield for his winner against Manchester United. However, his career has somewhat nosedived since and he finds himself plying his trade in the Turkish second division with Eyupspor. The 35-year-old made the move to the club this summer where he has made one appearance so far.
Babel first hit the headlines when he joined Liverpool in 2007 – 15 years ago – as a youngster from Ajax, where he had been touted for stardom. However, the striker failed to make much of an impact in front of goal despite ample playing time. Across three and a half seasons, the Dutchman scored 12 times in 91 appearances in the Premier League – but that did include one moment that endeared him to Liverpool fans forever. Continue reading
According to 90 Min, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing Bayern Munich and Germany winger Leroy Sane to Anfield in the ongoing transfer window. Sane, a product of the FC Schalke youth academy, shot to fame in Germany before earning a big-money move to Manchester City in 2016. The 26-year-old soon became a key player in Pep Guardiola’s setup and went on to register 37 goals and 46 assists from 134 appearances for the Cityzens. He returned to Germany in 2020, signing for Bayern Munich.
However, Sane’s time at the Allianz Arena so far has not been the roaring success fans expected it to be, as the German winger has struggled for consistency in his performances. So far, the twinkle-toed forward has made 91 appearances for the Bavarian giants, bagging 25 goals and 28 assists across all competitions, scoring and assisting a goal apiece in two games in the new season. Continue reading
According to Fichajes, Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic is on the radar of both Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. Inter Milan are also said to be vying for the 24-year-old defender’s signature, with the Serb having just a year remaining on his contract with the Serie A club. Milenkovic has been with Fiorentina since joining them from Serbian club FK Partizan in the 2017 summer transfer window. He took a season to settle down in Italy before cementing his spot in the Serie A club’s starting lineup and has since been a regular.
In all, Milenkovic has made 172 appearances for La Viola, scoring 14 goals and assisting another. But with just a year remaining on his contract, the 24-year-old defender could be on the move this summer as Fiorentina will want a transfer fee to invest in other areas in the ongoing transfer window. Atletico Madrid are among the potential suitors, with Diego Simeone eager to add defensive reinforcements. The Rojiblancos did not have the best of La Liga seasons as they failed to defend their league title, finishing third. They are thus eager to strengthen their squad and get back to challenging for La Liga superiority. Continue reading
Hull City ownerAcunIlicali has pledged not to sign big names in the transfer window this summer in the bid to secure Premier League promotion for the Tigers amidst the rumours linking the club with a move for Galatasaray attacker Ryan Babel. Apart from Ryan Babel, Hull City have also been linked with ex-Real Madrid and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil who has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Fenerbahce in the Turkish league. Babel and Ozil have emerged as Hull City transfer targets this summer as revealed by Turkish media outlets.
Hull owner Ilicali and manager Shota Arveladze have a busy summer transfer window as they try to add new players capable of propelling the club to fight for honours at the top end of the Championship table. The Tigers were on the bottom end of the Championship for the whole of the recently concluded season on their return to the second tier of club football in England. Hull City had sealed Championship promotion by winning the League One title last season. Continue reading
Dutchman Ryan Babel has warned Manchester United players on what to expect from Erik Ten Hag after the Ajax Amsterdam boss was named the new manager at the club. The Galatasaray forward spoke to talkSPORT about the appointment of Ten Hag as the new Manchester United manager last month. According to Ryan Babel, Ten Hag demands a lot from his players and this could potentially lead to big problems if the players don’t adapt to his style of play.
Speaking further, Ryan Babel said he can see the comparison between Ten Hag and Pep Guardiola since both are linked to the Dutch style of football. Ten Hag was in charge of the reserve team at German club Bayern Munich when Guardiola was with the senior team. Manchester City manager Guardiola spent three years with the Bavarian giants before he left in 2016 to take up the Manchester City job. Continue reading
Dutchman Ryan Babel has stated the difference between JurgenKlopp and Pep Guardiola who manages Liverpool and Manchester City respectively. Both Klopp and Guardiola have gone against each other on numerous occasions this season and they could still meet in the Champions League final in the coming weeks.
Ryan Babel spoke to talkSPORT earlier this month about Guardiola and Klopp as he agreed that they are both world-class managers. According to the Galatasaray, the difference between the two managers is their playing style. Ryan Babel was speaking ahead of the FA Cup semifinal clash between the two teams penultimate Saturday and on the back of a 2-2 draw between the title contenders on the Premier League scene. Continue reading