According to The Telegraph Ajax and reached a deal for the 25-year-old striker on a contract for one season. Babel is since this week without a club after his contract with the German Hoffenheim was terminated.
The Bundesliga outfit forked out £8million to secure Babel’s services from
Premier League side Liverpool in January 2011.
However, Hoffenheim have decided to cut their ties with Babel and the 25-year-old has now been released.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Hoffenheim and
striker Ryan Babel have agreed to the immediate termination of his contract.
According to Babel’s agent Winny Hate Law is a conscious choice for the champions. “Ryan knows the club, the coach and hopes a major contribution to make to the further development of the team. There were many clubs interested in Ryan, but Ajax was the club for him. It should be a great collaboration.”
Babel is no stranger to Amsterdam. He played for the defending champions between 2004 and 2007. Due to impressing in the under 21 Euro’s Babel earn himself a move to Liverpool. The move didn’t go to plan and spent four years in England before spending one year in Germany where he didn’t get on with the coach.
Welcome home Ryan we all look forward to seeing back in an Ajax shirt and scoring goals.