Reports in the press this morning suggest that Ryan Babel could be on his way out of Liverpool and heading to Germany to join Wolfsburg for £9 million.
I would be the first to say that i would be happy if these deal does come through. Babel has just never lived up to his expectations ever since he joined Liverpool. He has flattered to deceive at times and if we can get rid of him now whilst he still has a bit of value then we should.
We have plenty of options now on the left where he was playing his trade as we now have Jovanovic, Cole can play down the left, so too Maxi and my own personal favourite Pacheco. There were times under Rafa that Rafa suggested that Babel could be a good out and out number 9 striker and he was given chances to play in that position be he never did cut it.
Liverpool signed Babel for a reported £11.5 million when he came in from Ajax so if we do get £9 million for him it will be a loss in the books but one I would be willing to live with as the £9 million from Babel could be used to get in more decent players.
What are your thoughts on the potential departure of Babel?
Surprised we got 9Mill – did Wolfsburg watch him play at all ???? Worst first touch I have ever seen – there will never be a football boot designed in history that will help that man control the ball better…
They said he was a rough diamond that needed to be polished but we can not spend the rest of his career polishing it when it will never sign. I have a funny feeling that Babel is going to be one of those players that we let go off and then he goes on to become a world class player just like Forlan and Manure.