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Babel Set To Sign For Liverpool

Babel Set To Sign For Liverpool

Ajax's Dutch international forward Ryan Babel is set to join big spenders Liverpool after agreeing personal terms and completing a medical with the Merseysiders.

Arsenal have been linked on and off with the wing-wizard for the last 18 months until January when Arsenal's interest seemed to come to something when the youngster was seen visiting Arsenal's Ashburton Grove stadium and training ground.

Indeed, the youngster himself said on several occasions that he wanted to play for Arsenal, but not until he had completed one last season with his current employers, Ajax.

He was rumored to have a £6.5Million release clause in his contract, however, Ajax's asking price of around £13Million would seemingly rule that out.

Could that be the reason that Arsenal haven't moved for Babel? Quite possibly as manager Arsene Wenger isn't one to pay over the odds for a player.

Earlier today Liverpool Chief Exec Rick Parry told Liverpool's official website: 'We're not quite there with Ryan Babel yet, but we've now been given permission by Ajax to talk to the player.

We hope to reach an agreement with Ajax very shortly.'


However, Sky Sports News broke the news in the last few minutes that the Dutchman had infact already agreed a deal and passed a medical.

Where next for Arsenal?

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Wednesday July 11 2007
Time: 7:31PM

Comments

0
how surprised am I that we didnt sign another player that is in any way famous...not at all is your answer. Cheers for dudu..... sigh
lukychmz
11/07/2007 19:37:00
0
TEVEZ !? :(
HATEtheGOONS
11/07/2007 19:38:00
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It's a shame as he looks a pretty good player. Nevermind, I'm sure the wizard has got somebody else in his sleeve. Just as long as that somebody isn't Gus Caesar, Stepanovs, Cygan or Jeffers shaped, I'm not moaning 8-)
flv
11/07/2007 19:59:00
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i think either we seriously didnt need him.. or we have no money at all.... i think hes the perfect arsenal player; fast, skillfull and young.... im gutted to be honest.
D4NNYT
11/07/2007 20:05:00
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is this Babel chap any good?
REDMAN
11/07/2007 20:08:00
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IN ARSENE WE TRUST !...........wenger buys who he wants 2 buy....NOT who we want him 2 buy AND NOT who the media wants us 2 buy......!! ps- have we officially signed bakari sagna or not !!!! (Cos he excites me as a gr8 prospect !!)
HENRY`14
11/07/2007 20:11:00
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Good player just *****ed with his own career,in AW we trust,Goufrann is the man :D
Babeasta
11/07/2007 20:16:00
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How much credence do we give to transfer gossip? He was supposed to have a £6m release clause yet 'pool are bidding £10m plus for him. So much of this is invention. Often the same people complaining that we have missed out would be insisting that we need proven experience. Could this be available in a 20 year old?
Amos.
11/07/2007 20:17:00
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I'm afraid you guys are losing your appeal, the rumours are out. These players believe your club are moving in the wrong direction, can't say they are wrong.
Topspur1
11/07/2007 20:31:00
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As a Liverpool fan Im very happy with the signing of Babel should it be completed. However, Wenger is a fantastic manager and is building a young squad which will grow over the next few years. Unlike Mourinho (we all know what Chelsea have spent) and Ferguson who has bought his new squad: Ferdinand 30m Rooney 30m Saha 14m Ronaldo 13m Carrick 18m Anderson 17m Nani 17m Hargreaves 17m Tevez? 20m?, not to mention Smith 6m, Evra 6m, Heinze 6m. That is around 200 million pounds whereas Wenger has assembled his new squad paying reasonable amounts. Liverpool havnt spent as much as Chelsea and ManU but theyve spent more than Arsenal. Wenger has always done a brilliant job there without breaking the bank.
trader
11/07/2007 20:49:00
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