Babel expected in İstanbul on Saturday

Updated: December 22, 2016

It looks like Beşiktaş are near completion of their first January transfer; Deportivo La Coruña’s Ryan Babel is expected to arrive in İstanbul on Saturday (24/12).

The 30-year old former Ajax, Liverpool, Hoffenheim and Kasimpaşa attacker already announced his departure from Deportivo La Coruña following their Copa del Rey victory over Real Betis yesterday (3-1), in which he scored Deportivo’s third goal.

Babel is expected to arrive in İstanbul on Saturday to undergo his Beşiktaş medical examination. He’s expected to sign a 2,5 year contract with the Black Eagles.

Ryan Babel is a free agent as his contract expired at the end of the month (31/12) meaning Beşiktaş will not have to pay a transfer fee for his services. In 12 matches for Deportivo he scored five goals and provided one assist.


Source: NTV Spor

Follow me

Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
Kaan Bayazit
Follow me