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’’

The Turkish outfit Besiktas emerged as the champions of the Super Lig during the season of 2015-16 and they now have the task of defending their title. The addition of Ryan Babel is expected to help ŞenolGüneş and his team which Babel recently joined.

Supporters of Besiktas are hoping that with the arrival of Ryan Babel, he can improve the attacking forces of the club, especially now with the departure of OlcayŞahan. Babel is the first choice player to use down the right wing.

At the start of the 2016-17 season, ŞenolGüneş saw a few of his key players leaving the club with Mario Gomez and Jose Sosa both making their way out of Besiktas but they have still managed to maintain themselves at the top of the Turkish League in the Super Lig, the recent signing of Ryan Babel might help to fill in the boots that were left by those players.



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