Ryan Babel and Steven Gerrard played alongside each other a few years ago when both of them performed with the Premier League club Liverpool and even though they haven’t played in the same team in over 3 years, there is a possibility of them being reunited once again but only this time, in the MLS.
Steven Gerrard is playing for LA Galaxy meanwhile Ryan Babel is performing for Al Ain in Abu Dhabi but the Dutch winger is open to the possibility of making a move to the American League in the future and playing once again with his former teammate Steven Gerrard.
Ryan Babel announced the possibility of making a move to the MLS as the Dutch winger said: “America has always been a special place for me, since my youth. If it fits in with my career, it will be a challenge for me to play for a MLS team. If that would be Steven Gerrard’s club, then that would be very special.England is of course a great country to play in, and I’ll always be open for a return. But it has to be a club I feel good about. The reality is that England won’t happen at this moment.”
The career of Ryan Babel has not been a memorable one as the Dutch winger disappointed when he could not live up to the hype and expectations that originated after being signed by Liverpool for a transfer fee of €11 million.
After spending 4 seasons in Anfield and not being able to truly stand out, Babel went on to join a number of clubs including: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Ajax and Kasimpasa before eventually making a move to his current club Al Ain FC.
The Dutch winger is reaching the point of his career where its time to start considering about which club to join in these twilight stages and getting into the MLS is a trend that is growing and Babel has already said that he has thought about joining the American League not only because it’s the ideal environment to play without having so much pressure compared to other leagues but also because of the possibility of reuniting with his former teammate Steven Gerrard.