Monday, 24th January 2011 

Ryan Babel has agreed to move from Liverpool to Hoffenheim. The Dutchman’s Premier League club accepted a bid from Hoffenheim last week and Babel travelled to Germany to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. However, the move had stalled on Babel’s insistence on waiting to see if there remained a chance to rejoin former club Ajax.

That possibility now looks slim, with Liverpool concentrating on offering straight cash bids to Ajax for the Uruguayan. Liverpool’s latest offer for Suarez has been rejected as the Eredivisie giants stand firm in their insistence that the 23-year-old is worth close to €30M and the saga looks like dragging on.

"Ryan Babel has agreed to move to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim", announced Liverpool’s official website. "The Dutch international will fly to Germany tomorrow to finalise the deal."

Babel joined Liverpool in 2007 from Ajax, with the Anfield club paying £11.5M for his services. During the intervening four years Babel has flattered to deceive and failed to establish himself in the club’s starting eleven. Following Demba Ba’s move to West Ham United on loan, the Dutchman will add much needed firepower to the Hoffenheim frontline.


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