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Franck Ribery reveals he turned down a move to Frankfurt

By Henrik Petersen

Franck Ribery claims that Eintracht Frankfurt wanted him in the summer.

Franck Ribery.
Franck Ribery.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Franck Ribery has revealed that Eintracht Frankfurt wanted to sign him at the end of his contract with Bayern München in the summer, but the 36-year-old ended up joining Fiorentina instead.

"They wanted me, but I think they were only willing to give me a one-year contract. That was never an option for me. I know myself, my body and my desire to play. I wanted a two-year deal. Fiorentina gave me this opportunity immediately," Ribery said in an interview with Sport Bild.

When asked if he ever really considered joining another club in Germany, Ribery said:

"No, not really. I wanted a new experience, a new country, a new life."

The French winger joined Bayern from Marseille in 2007 and made 425 appearances for the Bavarians, scoring 124 goals and making 182 assists.

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