Ryan Babel’s agent has said that his client has decided to leave German club Hoffenheim due to the contract situation and no other reason. The 25-year-old has left the German club after just one season with immediate effect. His departure comes as no surprise, but the manner of the departure has been surprising to many. Only a few days ago on the German club revealed that they want at least € 7 million for the winger, who was signed from Liverpool in the last summer transfer window. Only recently, the manager Markus Babbel criticised the winger for his poor performances since joining the club in 2011.
However, the agent of the former Liverpool player has said that his client has left the club only due to the contractual situation. Winnie Haatrecht, who is the agent of the former Liverpool player, has said that there was a clause in the contract of the player that his wages could be doubled if he played certain matches this season. Due to the fact that Hoffenheim were aware of the situation that they would not be able to meet the demands now, they decided to break up the contract and let the player leave on a free transfer.
He also criticised the transfer fee demanded by the club for the release of Ryan Babel. “Apparently, Hoffenheim goes very far to offload a player who still has one year on his current contract. Today, Ryan will train with the reserve team. He has to wait. It won’t be easy to get a transfer, because Hoffenheim doesn’t want a loan period for him. They want €6.5m for him. Hoffenheim paid Liverpool €6.9 million plus a few bonuses, so how realistic is it to ask €6.5m for a player with a one-year contract?” said the agent.