Ribery arrives in Tuscany ahead of Fiorentina move

Ross Houston
August 22, 2019

Franck Ribery has completed a switch to Serie A outfit Fiorentina after 12 years of glittering success in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

Fiorentina have boosted their squad with the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng who signed a two-year deal with the club and have now captured the signature of the French International as the Serie A season begins this week.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, who also joined Fiorentina in the off-season, posted a photo on Twitter of him and Ribery in the club colours.

Regardless of why he chose to leave Bayern, Fiorentina's capture of Ribery is quite the coup for the Italian side, and the former France global has revealed his ex-Bayern teammate Toni played a part in his decision.

"I'm happy, I'm here with my family", said Ribery.

"I've talked to Fiorentina for the past week, as well as with Toni, who told me Fiorentina were a great club in a lovely city". It's the city of art, of love, he already speaks Italian pretty well and his wife loves Florence.

Fiorentina did not announce the length of Ribery's contract but Italian media reported that the 36-year-old Frenchman signed a two-year deal.

Having started his career with his hometown club Boulogne in 2000, he spent spells with Ales, Brest, Metz and Galatasaray before moving to Marseille in 2005, where he made his name, helping the club to back-to-back Coupe de France finals.

Fiorentina open their Serie A season at home to Carlo Ancelotti's Scudetto hopefuls Napoli on Saturday.

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