Former Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is close to completing a move to Serie A side Fiorentina.
Ribery declared his parting from Bayern this seasonal after 12 worthwhile periods with the German side.
The Frenchman was one of the keystones of Bayern’s golden era, captivating a total of nine Bundesliga headings as well as six German Cups.
However, keen to board on the first phase in his profession, Ribery selected to leave the Bavarians resulting at the end of his contract this summer.
Franck Ribery established for surprise change to Fiorentina
He is today customary to intersection Fiorentina on a two-year deal value £4.1m per spell. Ribery landed in Florence previous this week and will complete his medicinal later today.
The Frenchman exposed that he has spoken to previous colleague Luca Toni and got only good things about the club.
“I’m happy, and I’m here with my family. I’ve been talking with Fiorentina for the past week. I’ve also spoken to Luca Toni. He told me it is a great club and an amazing city. I like Florence, plus I already know Italian. It’s not perfect, but it’s good.”
Ribery to complete medical on Thursday; will become fifth summer signing
Ribery will become Fiorentina’s fifth signing of the summer following the entrances of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Pol Lirola from Sassuolo, Erick Pulgar from Bologna and Milan Badelj from Lazio.
The club will legitimately reveal him on Thursday night following which he will have his first authorized press meeting.
Ribery will be observed to lead the side back to their magnificence days after an unacceptable 16th-place finish last time around.
Fiorentina will begin their Serie A operation with a firm fixture against Napoli. Ribery is not predictable to feature in the game, although he could be equipped for their ensuing clash against Genoa.