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.
Babel has been one of the bright sparks for the Cottagers during the backend of the campaign and he has contributed four goals and three assists from the 13 league appearances. Despite his best efforts, the west London side have already been confined to relegation from the Premier League but they have the chance to end the campaign on a high.
Fulham are currently on a two-match winning run after getting the better of Everton and Bournemouth in a comfortable fashion and they are now scheduled to host Cardiff City this weekend. The match could have a huge impact on the relegation tussle, considering the Bluebirds need a victory to close the gap on 17th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion. Neil Warnock’s side are currently three points behind Brighton, but with an inferior goal difference.