Babel and Markovic to leave Fulham

Babel and Markovic to leave Fulham

May 17, 2019 Off By readly

Ryan Babel and Lazar Markovic to leave Fulham

Last Updated: 17/05/19 1:46pm

Ryan Babel has been in talks over a return to Turkey with Galatasaray

Fulham have confirmed that Ryan Babel and Lazar Markovic will both leave Fulham on the expiration of their short-term contracts next month.

Winger Babel has been in talks over a return to Turkey with Galatasaray, Sky Sports News understands.

Both players joined in January on contracts until the end of the season but were unable to help keep Fulham the Premier League as they were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.

Lazar Markovic made just one Premier League appearance for Fulham

Markovic was brought in on Deadline Day in January from Liverpool, whilst Ryan Babel joined from Besiktas on a short-term contract.

Scott Parker previously said he would not hold Babel back from departing Craven Cottage this summer after his deal expired.

Scott Parker has promised to build a foundation for success at Craven Cottage, after being confirmed as Fulham’s permanent manager

Loan players Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Sergio Rico (Sevilla), Andre Schurrle (Borussia Dortmund), Havard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim), Luciano Vietto (Atletico Madrid), and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United) have returned to their parent clubs.

Stefan Johansen, who has been on loan at West Brom, as well as Floyd Ayite, Neeskens Kebano, Denis Odoi, Magnus Norman, Mattias Kait, Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson and Jerome Opoku have all had one-year options triggered to extend their deals.

The club have also offered contracts to Taye Ashby-Hammond, Tyrese Francois, Jayden Harris, Moritz Jenz, Nicolas Santos Clase and Ryan De Havilland.

Meanwhile, youngsters Elijah Adebayo, Robert Atkinson, Aron Davies, Jose Garrido, Christopher Kelly, Scott Armsworth and Showkat Tahir are all set to leave.

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