it is confirmed for Ribéry
Free from any contract since his departure from Fiorentina, Franck Ribéry is preparing to find a new base. The former Olympian will join the promoted Italian, Salernitana.
Franck Ribéry’s career is not yet ready to end. Indeed, from the top of his 38 years, the French striker is about to start a new challenge. Revealed during his visit to Olympique de Marseille between 2005 and 2007, Franck Ribéry will however take a step forward in his career when he signs for Bayern Munich. Transferred for an amount of 30 million euros, the left winger will quickly win in Bavaria. During his stay in Germany, he won everything including the most prestigious of competitions, the Champions League in 2013.
At the end of his stint in Germany, Franck Ribéry will bounce back to Italy where Fiorentina decided to welcome him for the next two seasons. Despite his age, the former Marseille striker has managed to remain a decisive player for his team. At the end of his 2-year contract, he hoped to be able to continue the adventure with the Viola, which did not wish to extend it. Disappointed not to have been able to stay on the side of Florence, Franck Ribéry had asserted his desire to continue in Italy. And a club is preparing to offer him this opportunity.
Franck Ribéry arrives in Salernitana
While Hellas Verona and Sampdoria had also studied his case, Franck Ribéry will indeed bounce back on the side of Salernitana this season. The former Bavarian striker finally accepted the Italian promoted’s proposal. According to information from Gianluca Di Marzio, his arrival would even be scheduled today!
L’attesa per arrivo di #Ribery in Italia: the #Salernitana lo aspetta. Segui con noi la giornata in diretta 🔥 https://t.co/MQd2NDA1XG
– Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 6, 2021
« Now I would like to stay in Italy, I would like to stay in this championship » – Franck Ribéry
During his time at the Viola, Franck Ribéry played 50 games and scored 5 goals. Disappointed at not being able to continue in Florence, his will was to stay in Italy.
» It was hard. In two years, I gave everything because it’s my mentality. It was complicated because for three or four weeks I didn’t know anything, he revealed bitterly. Nobody called me and that means I was disrespected a little. Still, I never meant to say bad things about anyone, let alone the club. It’s a shame not to have continued, but that’s life and that’s football (…) Even before I came to Viola, Fiorentina was an important club. I never imagined I would fight to stay, but for tomorrow there is the potential to do good things. I hope the club will return to high levels because the supporters deserve more. Now I would like to stay in Italy, I would like to stay in this championship ” Franck Ribery – Source: Toscana TV (07/10/21)