Franck Ribéry responds to Longoria for his future

Free from any commitment after the end of his contract with Fiorentina on June 30, Franck Ribery does not intend to hang up the crampons yet. Lately, the media have mentioned a return to OM. A rumor quickly denied by the French attacking midfielder.

Longoria says “no” to Franck Ribéry

Pablo Longoria does not want to take risks with some former Olympique de Marseille. After dismissing the Hatem Ben Arfa rumor on Wednesday, the president of OM also denied any interest in Franck Ribery who defended the Marseille colors between 2005 and 2007.

“This is first news! (smile) I have respect for Ribéry, but we already have offensive players. We have Konrad, Luis Henrique, Radonjic … It’s normal that a lot of names come out. These are rumors, it’s normal. But I prefer to talk about what is being completed ” said the president of Olympique de Marseille during the presentation to the press of Brazilian midfielder Gerson. The Spanish leader can be reassured, the former Bayern Munich striker is not thinking of a return to the Velodrome either.

Mercato OM: Franck Ribéry wants to continue in Italy

At 38, Franck Ribery do not plan to hang up the crampons. While he was let loose by Fiorentina at the end of his two-year contract, the former France international did not appreciate the Italian club’s lack of communication at all.

” It was hard. In two years I gave everything because it’s my mentality. It was complicated because for three or four weeks I didn’t know anything. No one called me and that means I was disrespected a little. Still, I never meant to say bad things about anyone, let alone the club. It’s a shame not to have continued, but that’s life and that’s football ”, Ribéry confided bitterly.

Regarding the rest of his career, the native of Boulogne-sur-Mer does not envisage a return to Ligue 1. He wants to stay in Serie A. “My future? I don’t know, I really thought about continuing here in Florence, I never criticized the club and I have fond memories of it. Now, I would like to stay in Italy, I would like to stay in this championship, ”he explained in an interview with Tuscany TV. This is now clear for Ribéry, but also for Olympique de Marseille.