After twelve years Franck Ribéry had to leave FC Bayern Munich this summer. Almost three months after the end of the record, Franzose found a new club.
Ribéry-Mania at the airport of Florence Peretola: As Franck Ribery in casual T-shirt in the United color violet and purple-white club scarf around the neck on Wednesday morning at 11.10am at the reception hall, the Francis beamed in the lightning storm of the photographer with the sun at the law. Over 200 typos of AC Florence, dozens of reporters and several camera teams prepared for the former star of Bayern Munich, who was standing excitedly in a private jet, an enthusiastic reception.
In the morning, hundreds of fans gathered to greet the new heir to the two-time Italian Masters with loud Ribéry speakers. The 36-year-old Franzose, who had separated from the German recordmaster Bayern Munich last week with the Double after twelve successful years, was visibly stirred. "I like the city, and besides, I already know Italian. Thanks for everything," he yelled to the cheering fans, as he unwinded into a dark limousine for a medical check and signed his working paper. Although the club officially confirmed the obligation, but no further details known.
Ribéry wanted a two-year contract
Der Flügelspieler has yet to sign his two-year contract at Fiorentina for a two-year contract, which will bring in four million euros per game time. The money played at Ribéry's decision but not the lead role.
"For me it was crucial that I sign another contract for two years," he explained at Sky Sport News HD's motives and added: "A major factor is also that I can have my family with me. , two more years at high level playing soccer. "
Even Joe Barone, the right-hand man of the new club seat Rocco Commisso, agreed in euphoria: "Today is truly a wonderful day, it was a long night. We are looking forward to welcoming Ribéry and the President to welcome me on Friday, arriving in the city. " On Thursday afternoon, Ribéry is officially presented at the Artemio Franchi Stadium, and in the evening he presents himself to fans in the arena.
Luca Toni calls for the transfer
Fiorentina sports director Daniele Prade had previously stated he was waiting "with an open arm" on Ribéry, who met at his new club and others on former Federal League professional Kevin-Prince Boateng.
That Ribéry, who had also been contacted by clubs from Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as the Western Sydney Wanderers from Australia, had finally landed in the capital of Tuscany, had also tuned in with a former Bavarian clerk: "I have spoke to Luca Toni, and he told me that Fiorentina is a great club and the city is beautiful. "
Back to FC Bayern?
A return to the Bavaria is possible as early as 2021. "I could imagine a role as sports coordinator to support a coach with the good I can get. The film is not finished yet," he said shortly after saying goodbye from Munich to the French sports magazine "L'Equipe" further engagements with the Bavarians said.
First, in Florence, he wants the past season to just enter the descent, linking to the good tradition of former Bundesliga stars. Among other tricks, Mario Gomez and Stefan Effenberg get the Viola jersey.