It was certain that Franck Ribery would not extend the contract with Bayern Munich. We were convinced that he would go on a well-deserved active football retirement. Clubs from the Arabian Peninsula, the United States or China would embrace him with open arms and he should fall into these arms. However, he proves to us that he wants to still play football seriously which is why Officially Franck Ribery will play in Serie A for Fiorentina.
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) August 21, 2019
Today it has been officially presented in the colors of Fiorentina. Finalizing this move has been talked about for a few good days and although the transfer seemed strange at first.
The quick negotiations showed that these were not finger-sucked rumors. Fiorentina did not even decide to officially confirm the length of the contract but it should not be assumed that it was signed for more than 24 months. Ribery is finally older.
Hello Fiorentina. 🙌🏼 A new chapter for me and my family is beginning. Blessed and happy to sign a new contract at a great club in a great city. 🙏🏼 Looking forward to the future with my new teammates and all the fantastic fans here. 💪🏼 #ForzaViola https://t.co/kIoVU6sxHL
— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) August 21, 2019
Nevertheless, he is still a very valuable player and can give Fiorentina a lot. He will not reach for trophies with Fiorentina but he can put his feet to promotion to European cups and to the development of several young stars who are currently in Fiorentina. One of them is Federico Chiesa who will learn the most from the French’s teachings.