Franck Ribery reveals he turned down a move to Frankfurt
Franck Ribery claims that Eintracht Frankfurt wanted him in the summer.
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.
|Franck Ribery.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
"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.