Franck Ribery: Extra time in Florence instead of returning to the Bundesliga?

After rumors about the Frenchman’s return to the Bundesliga, a 180-degree turnaround seems to be on the horizon.

Contrary to recent rumors, Bayern legend Franck Ribery could not aim for a return to the Bundesliga. As the Gazzetta dello Sport reports, his club Fiorentina is planning a contract extension for the veteran.

Accordingly, Ribery should extend for another year, while presumably his salary and his status will be reduced to that of a rotation player. According to Gazzetta it should even be about halving his salary.

That the Fiorentina even strive for an extension of Ribery’s working paper was recently considered rather unlikely. The Frenchman has been linked with a return to the Bundesliga instead. VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg, for example, were named as interested parties.

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