Ryan Babel joins Galatasaray on free transfer

After leaving Fulham at the end of last season, Netherlands international Ryan Babel has signed for Galatasaray on a free transfer.

Ryan Babel has signed for Galatasaray   -  Getty Images

Galatasaray has confirmed the signing of Ryan Babel on a free transfer.

Babel, who spent the second half of 2018-19 at Fulham, has signed for the Turkish giant on a three-year contract.

The Netherlands international, 32, scored five Premier League goals in 16 appearances for the Cottagers, though that was not enough to keep the club in the top flight.

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And Babel has now returned to Turkey, having spent two separate spells in the country before - with Kasimpasa and Besiktas respectively.

"I think my adventure should continue like this," former Liverpool forward Babel told Galatasaray's official website. 

"I am very happy and grateful to be here. I hope I can add extra things to our team. I hope I will win trophies with Galatasaray."

Babel will be joined at Galatasaray by Adem Buyuk and Valentine Ozornwafor, who also signed for the Super Lig champions on Friday.

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