Franck Ribéry is reportedly about to move to Florence
Franck Ribéry is allegedly facing a change in the Italian Seria A to Fiorentina. According to information from the "Sport Bild" and the "Gazzetta dello Sport" both parties are as good as agreed, only a few details would have to be clarified. The Fiorentina should therefore offer the French a two-year contract.
"Ready for a new challenge!" Wrote the 36-year-old Ribéry on Twitter for a photo from a gym. His contract with Bayern Munich had expired at the end of June.
Florence sporting director Daniele Pradè had previously said in the "Corriere dello Sport" that the club would "gladly oblige Ribéry, but we can not compete economically with the clubs from Saudi Arabia or Russia". At the same time, he hinted at what argument the Fiorentina Ribéry wanted to convince: "If he wants to continue playing football at a high level, Florence welcomes him with open arms."
The 81-time French international had come to FC Bayern in 2007 from Olympique Marseille and had said goodbye in the summer with the double from the championship and cup from Munich.
During his twelve years in Munich, he completed 425 competitive games for Bayern, he won nine championships, six times the DFB Cup and 2013 Champions League winner. At that time, Ribéry prepared the winner of Arjen Robben to 2: 1 against Dortmund. To Ribéry's honor, the Bayern Bayern wants to give the back number seven this season.
In Florence, he would in the future, inter alia, with Kevin-Prince Boateng and top talent Federico Chiesa together. The club has a difficult season behind it. Still on the last matchday there was the theoretical possibility to relegate. In the final table the Fiorentina finished with 41 points 16th place, first relegated Empoli (18th place, 38 points).