Ribery Reportedly Poised to Hang His Cleats Very Soon

Franck Ribery is rumored to have played his last game. The attacker last featured in mid-August against Roma and missed all the ensuing contests due to a knee injury. He has consulted multiple specialists, and the problem is severe. He’s on the verge of retirement and might have informed the team already, Il Mattino informs.

On the other hand, the Granata are going through a sticky patch and might wait for a more serene time to make the announcement. The upcoming game against Verona will be crucial for coach Davide Nicola. But the decision seems to have already been made. The Frenchman will stay at the Campania club to help off the pitch, although Bayern Munich had some interest in a reunion, Gianluca Di Marzio informs.

Ribery should soon rescind his contract as a player and ink a new and longer one in a different role. While he will begin as an executive, he’s keen on taking the coaching course in Coverciano. He recently visited renowned doctors in Munich and Innsbruck. He has a meniscus problem, and the knee cartilage is almost completely ruined.

The 39-year-old joined Salernitana after Fiorentina released him in 2021, partly thanks to the affection shown by their fanbase. He has provided 3 assists in 25 appearances with the Granata, as he often dealt with injuries last season as well.

Ribery spent the prime of his career at Bayern Munich, contributing to nine Bundesliga victories, among several domestic trophies. He took home the Champions League, UEFA Supercup, and the Club’s World Cup in 2013. He broke out at Olympique Marseille before the move to Bavaria, where he starred for over a decade and became one of the best wingers in the world.

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