Ribéry near Hellas Verona

Free since leaving Fiorentina, Franck Ribéry (38) has given his agreement to engage with Hellas Verona, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The career of Franck Ribéry (38 years old) is not yet over. According to Sky Sport Italia, the French winger has given his agreement to engage with Hellas Verona, 10th in the last Serie A season. After two years at Fiorentina (2019-2021), Ribéry hoped to continue with the Viola who ultimately did not extend his contract. He had deplored « a lack of respect » of the leaders last July on Toscana TV.

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« I really thought I would continue another year with Fiorentina, he admitted. For three or four weeks, no one called me. It seemed to me that these two years where I gave everything were not recognized. « 

Free, he should therefore continue in Italy after having met physically in the facilities of Bayern Munich in the company of Jérome Boateng, who will engage with OL. Hellas Verona have been considering his arrival for the last few hours despite the recruitment of Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria) to compensate for the departure of Mattia Zaccagni to Lazio.

Verona has already obtained the « yes » from Ribéry, enthusiastic about the idea of ​​evolving in a club that his great friend, Luca Toni knows well. The former Italian striker – who knew Ribéry at Bayern – ended his career there (2013-2016), after a season at Fiorentina (2012-2013). The French player could also have returned to France. According to L’Equipe, it was indeed one of the avenues studied by OL to strengthen its offensive sector. The French international (81 caps, 16 goals) should ultimately stay in Italy.

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