Dutch forward Ryan Babel has admitted that he plans to leave Amsterdam Arena at the end of the current campaign.
The 26-year-old joined Ajax on a free transfer from Hoffenhaim last summer, but numerous injuries prevented him from giving his best on his return to the club.
Babel’s contract at the club is set to expire in the summer, and it appears the forward prefers a move abroad at this moment in time.
“I had to contribute something, but it is unfortunately not what I expected,” Babel explained to NUsport.
“It’s my ambition to play at a nice foreign club and succeed there. If that does not happen and Ajax want me to continue that I can talk with Ajax.”
Ryan Babel came through the youth ranks at Ajax and was predicted a bright future in the game when he left the Dutch giants for Liverpool in the summer of 2007.
However, he never quite managed to prove his worth at Anfield and in turn left the Reds to join Hoffenheim in January 2011.
Babel has spent the current campaign where it all began for him, but has only clocked up 14 Eredivisie appearances, scoring 4 goals in the process.