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.
Only playing his second game for the Turkish giant that he scored the goal at Besiktas. The player is expected to help the Turkish side for the rest of the season but his performances will determine if he would see out his current deal or get released from the club again.
The player became the top choice on the right side of the attack after Olcay Sahan left the side. The was the biggest summer addition as the club wants the player to put behind his past and help the club this term. The team has better offensive capabilities last term but their prowess this season needs work. Mario Gomez and Jose sosa’s loss was big but the team would hope Babel contributes to maintain good form.