Report: Fabri set for Fulham exit in Ryan Babel swap

Fulham fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Fulham are reportedly set to bring Ryan Babel back to the Premier League and goalkeeper Fabri will likely return to Besiktas JK.

Ryan Babel of Besiktas celebrates after scoring a goal during UEFA Europa League Group I soccer match between Besiktas and Sarpsborg at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on September 20,...

Fulham are edging closer to a potential swap-deal which could solve two problems at once.

The news broke over the weekend that the Cottagers were keen to bring Ryan Babel back to the Premier League, eight years after his underwhelming spell at Liverpool came to an end.

And the Standard has provided an update on Tuesday, claiming that the 32-year-old Dutch international will fly to England this week to complete his move to Craven Cottage with talks having been opened with Besiktas.

 

And the report suggests that the out-of-favour goalkeeper Fabri could be heading in the opposite direction.

Fulham paid £5 million to sign the experienced goalkeeper from Besiktas in the summer but he hasn’t featured since a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in August, falling behind Sergio Rico and Marcus Bettinelli in the pecking order.

Besiktas' Spanish goalkeeper Fabricio Agosto Ramirez (3rdR) makes a save during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on November 1, 2017, at the...

It is understood that a return to Istanbul is on the cards for Fabri, who will arrive to compete with Liverpool loanee Loris Karius at the Vodafone Arena.

Babel, on the other hand, could provide the creativity and goal threat Fulham need in attack, having hit the net 15 times in all competitions for Besiktas last season.

Netherlands' midfielder Ryan Babel celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-...

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