Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery signs one-year contract extension to remain at Allianz Arena


Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery signs one-year contract extension to remain at Allianz Arena

Ribery will remain in Bavaria for another season

Franck Ribery has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The 35-year-old, who was going to be a free agent in the summer, celebrated his eight title win with the Bavarians this season.

“We’re very pleased that Franck is staying with us,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after the signing of the deal.

“Franck has once again proven, in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League and DFB Cup, what excellent performances he’s capable of and the great quality he possesses.

“As well as that, he’s one of our fan favourites.”

Ribéry has scored 80 goals in 247 Bundesliga appearances and won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013, the same year in which he was voted European Footballer of the Year.

After signing his new contract, he commented: “I’m very happy that I’ll get to play for this great club for another year. Munich has long since become home for me and my family and I’m therefore very proud that I’ll be able to wear the FC Bayern shirt again next season.”

This season, the former France international has scored seven goals in 33 apearances.

Bayern confirmed the news on their Twitter page



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