According to reports in Turkey, Ryan Babel is in Istanbul to seal a move to Besiktas.

  • By Michael Bell
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babel-deporThe 30-year-old has spent the last six months at Deportivo la Coruna, but his contract with the Spanish club expires in January and Babel has decided against extending, making him a free agent.

The former Ajax and Liverpool star is now set to sign a contract with Besiktas until 2019 which will reportedly earn the Dutchman €4.9 million.

Babel arrived in Istanbul over the weekend and will be present in the stadium as Besiktas face Gaziantepspor on Saturday evening. Babel will be given the number 49 shirt at his new club.

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