Liverpool have agreed a fee for unsettled Dutch striker, Ryan Babel with German club Hoffenheim. Babel, since at arriving at Anfield since 2007 has been relegated to the bench and has become understanably increasingly frustrated.
An LFC TV statement read:
“Liverpool FC this afternoon announced they had accepted a bid from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the transfer of Dutch international Ryan Babel.
“The Bundesliga Club have now been given permission to discuss personal terms with the player, who has travelled to Germany.”
Babel was at the centre of controversy during last week as he reacted rather comically following Liverpool’s controversial loss to rivals Manchester United. Babel took to the twittersphere to post a doctored picture of referee Howard Webb, saying:
“And they call him one of the best referees. That’s a joke.”
He was subsequently fined by the FA for his inappropriate behaviour and has been ordered to pay a whopping £10,000 as punishment.
Liverpool received a fee from German outfit Hoffenheim and today confirmed they had in fact accepted the bid. Babel is now subject to a medical and if that’s successful, he will become a German Bundesliga player by the weekend.