Franck Ribéry to Accept Salernitana Contract Offer

Franck Ribéry

Former France international Franck Ribéry will accept a one-year contract offer from Serie A club Unione Sportiva Salernitana, according to Sky in Italy.

The Bayern Munich legend, who is currently without a club having left Fiorentina this summer, will reportedly put pen to paper on a year-long deal that carries the option to extend for a further year, which would mean he would be playing into his forties.

Franck Ribéry to Sign for Salernitana

An Historic Signing for Salernitana

The signing of Ribéry would represent a major coup for Serie A newcomers Salernitana given everything the 38-year-old has achieved in the game.

Over the course of an exceptional career, the Frenchman won over 80 caps for his country, and enjoyed repeated success at club level with Bayern Munich.

The vast majority of Ribéry’s silverware was won in Bavaria, where he contributed towards nine Bundesliga title successes, six German cup triumphs and a Champions League victory, among a host of other domestic cups being added to Bayern’s trophy cabinet.

Ribéry is also no stranger to collecting individual awards, having won the UEFA Best Player Award in 2013, and having also been a three-time footballer of the year in France and Germany.

Veteran to Help Salernitana Survival Effort

Salernitana have not played top-flight football since 1948, and have the challenge of surviving in the division this season. Fabrizio Fastori’s side won promotion last season courtesy of a stunning second-placed finish in Serie B, having finished tenth the season before.

The club have primarily utilised the loan and free transfer markets in order to put together a squad capable of avoiding the drop, and the addition of Ribéry will continue that trend.

Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Ribéry represents a big-name signing who remains in admirable condition physically, having made 50 Serie A appearances for his former club Fiorentina after joining in 2019.

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