Ex-Liverpool striker Babel signs for Besiktas
 
, Posted on 03-Jan-2017


Ex-Liverpool striker Babel signs for Besiktas

Istanbul : Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel on Tuesday signed a three year deal with top Istanbul side Besiktas, the club said in a statement.

Former Dutch international Babel, who played for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011, was a free agent after his contract with Deportivo La Coruna expired.

Besiktas said he would be paid 1.2 million euros for the rest of this season then 2.1 million euros for the next two full seasons.

The Turkish side are looking to make a serious bid to retain their Super Lig title, lying just one point behind pacesetters Basaksehir at the turn of the year.

AFP


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