Ryan Babel options
January 20, 2011
Hoffenheim have revealed they are not the only club trying to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.
Babel has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his big-money move from Ajax in 2007, and the Reds have now agreed to sell the Holland international to Hoffenheim for a fee of £6m.
But the Bundesliga side’s general manager Ernst Tanner is not expecting to wrap up a deal quickly, admitting there are other clubs interested in landing the Dutchman.
Tanner said: “Ryan Babel is in a situation where he is spoilt for choice. He can decide to go to a couple of clubs.
“As far as I am concerned, Babel isn’t going to make a final decision on his next club this week. I don’t expect a speedy decision.”
Meanwhile, Tanner also revealed want-away forward Demba Ba is likely to leave the Hoffe before the close of the current transfer window.
The Senegal international, who went AWOL from a training camp during the winter break, has failed a medical with Premier League side Stoke City but negotiations are continuing.
And Tanner added: “He’s eager to move away and we have the plan to offload him.
“We have the desire to agree a permanent transfer. A loan move would only be a number two choice from our point of view.
“Anyway, we are free to consider anything in this respect.”
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