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LEAGUE TITLE: BABEL, OZIL LEFT DISAPPOINTED

Former Premier League stars Ryan Babel and Mesut Ozil were left disappointed in the race to win the Turkish Super League this season after they both missed out on the title. Dutchman Babel plays his club football for Galatasaray, while Ozil is on the payroll at Fenerbahce after his Arsenal contract was cancelled in January. Ozil had six months left on his Gunners contract before an agreement was reached to terminate it for him to sign for his present team.

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Both Galatasaray and Fenerbahce missed out on the league title to Beskitas in the three-way battle to be the best team in the Turkish Super League. Beskitas won the Turkish Super League title by the narrowest of margins.

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BABEL AIMS CHEEKY JIBE AT WEBB

Former Premier League attacker Ryan Babel has aimed a cheeky jibe at Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb following the news that he married fellow match official BibianaSteinhaus. Steinhaus is the longtime girlfriend of Webb and a German Bundesliga Video Assistant Referee.

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Babel quoted a tweet of the news of their union with the caption which says that he won’t photoshop his wife in a jersey.

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PALACE TARGET PRAISED BY RYAN BABEL

Ryan Babel and Mostafa Mohamed are teammates at Galatasaray in the Turkish Super League and the Dutchman has been impressed with his Egyptian teammate. According to Ryan Babel, Mostafa Mohamed has a bright future in the European game. In his latest interview monitored by HITC, Ryan Babel revealed that it’s only a matter of time before Mostafa Mohamed plays in one of the top leagues on the European football scene. Mohamed has been in very good form since signing for Galatasaray from Egyptian giants Zamalek at the start of the year and the  £22m-rated striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League. South Londoners Crystal Palace are said to be the team keen to sign him. Crystal Palace are expected to look for striker reinforcements in the summer with the likes of Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke and Conor Wickham expected to leave the club. Belgian international Batshuayi is on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea but he has not been successful unlike his last loan deal at the club few seasons ago. For Benteke, his Crystal Palace deal ends in the summer, while Wickham is also in the same situation having endured several injuries in the past years at the club.

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NIANG RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM BABEL

West Brom striker Mbaye Niang has received the seal of approval from Galatasaray teammate Ryan Babel in his quest to spearhead the relegation battle for his new team between now and the rest of the season. Mbaye Niang signed for West Brom on loan from Galatasaray and the Senegalese attacker has been able to breath life into the dwindling fortunes of the Baggies in the bid for Premier League survival.


MbayeNiang was a thorn in the flesh of the Manchester United players when the Baggies played hosts to the Red Devils at the weekend as West Brom boss Sam Allardyce was able to get his battling message across to his players. MbayeNiang scored his first goal for West Brom in the Premier League under two minutes via a header after he outmuscled Swedish centre back Victor Lindelof. West Brom fought hard to keep that advantage until Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes produced a moment of genius to score the equaliser for the Red Devils on the stroke of half-time.

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BABEL REVEALS BIGGEST CAREER REGRET

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.

Liverpool paid big money to secure his signature. The Reds paid  €17.25m to sign Ryan Babel from Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. At the end of his Liverpool career, he had represented the six-time European champions almost 150 times. Ryan Babel had an attacking output of 22 goals and 18 assists in his 146 appearances for Liverpool. Ryan Babel was a decent player for the Reds during his time at Anfield but he was unable to win any silverware. He was at Liverpool until January 2011 when he left for German Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim.

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BABEL REVEALS CLUBS WHO REJECTED HIM

 

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.

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