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Franck Ribery hints that MLS move could be on the horizon

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has dropped a hint that he would consider playing in Major League Soccer when his contract with the German giants expires in three years.

The highly-skilled French winger is one of the best players in Europe, and is currently in his eighth season with Bayern, looking to win his fifth Bundesliga title.

At 31, Ribery has plenty still to offer and with his contract with Bayern set to expire in 2017, the Frenchman has set his sights on a challenge outside of Europe to end his playing career.

“Bayern and I are like a married couple. I bought us a house here. My son was born here. I raised my daughters here. They speak better German than me; articulate and grammatically perfect. I could play for another club in Europe but my heart is beating too much for Bayern.” he told German magazine Welt am Sonntag.

“But I could imagine going to the US, Qatar or Dubai for a new experience.”

With two new MLS franchises set to enter the league in 2017, one of whom will be the wealthy Los Angeles FC, Ribery could find himself a part of the rapidly growing soccer scene in America.

His wage demands will be high, but club’s such as LAFC will have the financial backing to make such a move possible, and it would certainly not do the league any harm.

Would you like to see Franck Ribery playing in MLS in a few years?

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About Louis East (1162 Articles)
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