It’s the end of an era at Bayern Munich as star midfielder Franck Ribery has announced that he will be leaving the club in the summer.
Ribery arrived at Bayern over a decade ago, in 2007 to be precise. Signing from Marseille, Ribery arrived amid much hype and he has certainly lived up to that during his stay in Germany.
Immensely successful stint in Germany for Franck Ribery
The Frenchman has won a whopping 8 Bundesliga titles with Bayern and a total of 21 trophies, including the Champions League.
However, his last couple of seasons have been marred by injuries. Ribery, it appears, has had enough and is ready to call time on his Bayern career.
The club confirmed that Ribery will indeed leave the side once his contract runs down in the coming summer.
Fellow winger Arjen Robben will also leave the club, having announced his intentions a while ago. Both players will take part in a testimonial after the end of the current campaign.
“A dream come true”
Ribery, whilst announcing his decision, thanked the fans and the club for all they have done for his career.
“When I came to Bayern, it was a dream come true. It won’t be easy to say goodbye, but we must never forget what we’ve achieved together.”
“I won more than 20 trophies and, of course, I hope we can add another Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal. That would be great for me personally and my family and, of course, for the fans too.
“When I joined Bayern the relationship was immediately great. I always want to do special things for the fans when I’m on the pitch. I always want to play well because it feels so good to wear this jersey. I always wanted to get the jersey really wet for my club.
“The fans know I have heart and that I’m honest.we always had a good relationship. It’s incredible to think I was here for 12 years and it’s tough for me and the fans. but we cannot forget all the things we experienced together.
Ribery is set to leave the club on a high, with Bayern in pole position to lift yet another Bundesliga crown.