Ex-Premier League winger Ryan Babel has opened up on his biggest regret as a professional football player. Ryan Babel talked about his biggest career regret in an interview with the Daily Mirror. According to the Dutch international player, his biggest regret is leaving Liverpool after his almost four-year stay on Merseyside. Ryan Babel became a Liverpool player in the summer of 2007.
Galatasaray winger Ryan Babel has revealed the clubs that turned him down while he was struggling in his career. He mentioned the clubs in an interview with Voetbal International. According to the Dutchman, teams in the Premier League and the German Bundesliga rejected him while he was at one of the lowest points of his career as a footballer.
The ex-Liverpool player wanted a new challenge after his unsuccessful spell with Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam and this informed the decision to call some clubs. His agent called both West Ham United and Aston Villa in the English top flight. The two teams turned down the chance to sign him. Bundesliga teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 also said no to him. He scored four league goals in 16 outings during his second Ajax Amsterdam spell.
The Dutch team of AFC Ajax, Galatasaray, rented Ryan Babel during the summer transfer. But the Netherlands team was not able to give the desired results. The star footballer from Super Lig team Galatasaray returned to yellow and reds after his contract with the team expired. Now the question lies, whether he will be hired again or not.
The Football Association have stated that players who choose to show support for the Black Lives Matter
movement during premier league matches will not face punishment. The FA have pledged a common
approach to in-game incidents.
The FA have been very strict against political and social movements in
football matches. Players are not allowed to make any political or social statement during official matches,
but with the current situation around the world, the FA will choose a commonsense ground and allow
players to show solidarity for Black lives matter movement.
Even though Spanish football has come to a halt because of coronavirus, Real Madrid are busy making summer plans, which does not seem to include Gareth Bale. The Welshman’s departure is expected to be one of the key topics that the club will address in the summer.
Real Madrid are not ready to keep Bale for another season, but they do understand that his departure will be a lot tougher and complicated.
On Wednesday, Ryan Babel and Florin Andone will be out on injury but Galatasaray must still find way to overcome Paris Saint Germaine if they are to have any hope of getting something tangible out of this season’s Champions League campaign.
Unfortunately for the Turkish side, Wednesday’s last round group stage clash against the Parisians will be taking place in France which automatically gives the host a lot of advantage not minding the fact that they are the far superior side.