Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Ribery says Barcelona was interested this summer

Speaking to French football weekly magazine France Football, Bayern Munich attacker and French international Franck Ribéry (26) has again confirmed that Barcelona showed interest in him this summer and said that he wants to play in Spain one day:

"Believe me, if I had really wanted to go this summer, I would have done it and you would have heard me. But my intention has never been to have an arm wrestling contest with Bayern...

I want to play with the best possible team to win titles. That's what motivates me. At Bayern today, and maybe elsewhere tomorrow. Real Madrid was not the only one interested. I think it was the first time in my career that there were so many candidates: Barça, Manchester United, Inter Milan and especially Chelsea also wanted me.

As my future is concerned, absolutely nothing has been sorted out so far. Bayern officials didn't propose to me any extension. Maybe we will talk. I have never closed any door. My preference is nevertheless to move to Spain. One day I will play in the Liga. Is there an agreement between Bayern and Real for a transfer next summer? Never, I deny it. That is fake."


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23 comments:

tero said...

he wants to play in Real,that's a fact.

brazo said...

@ marca stands that real bought ribery for next saison to play for them... www.transfermarkt.de (german site)

northern light said...

hey guys!

off-topic

what about Cup of Catalonia?

pep said...

Date still has to be decided. Barcelona wants only one game.

Barca nerd-fan said...

Come to Barca, we need him, I think this will be the last season for Henry.

Anonymous said...

now that Guddy is Gone Nr. 7 is Avaliable..

For Ribery....

northern light said...

thx pep!

so... directly in the final?
of course...
Barca deserves for this...

pep said...

If the others agree...

Anonymous said...

He is been brainwashed by Zidane . There is no way he is coming to Barça . The reason Zidane was employed by Madrid is to bring in Benzema and Ribery . No more no less !!

Anonymous said...

He is opening the door for Barca thats good. I think we need a LW and there are 3 options in my opinion They are listed in the order I want them. 1 Robben- 2 Ribery- 3 Robinho. of course there are alot of other good players but they are my top 3.

Carrer de Corsega said...

I hope he joins Real. It will just make their experiment a bigger failure when they don't win anything. Ribery to Madrid!!

smoothswift said...

Smart move. lol but trust me no Barca fo you

TengkuAmir10 said...

Ribery can go to hell with Real Madcrit.C'mon man,everyone knows you want to play in the garbage can(Barnabeu).Don't deny that my scarred freind.

Anyway,you are overrated and you don't score so many goals.Trust me,we'd be better off withOUT you.If you want to go to 'Real'ly crazy club de futbol then just admit it.We won't bite.

For me,Ashley Young is a better LW,speedy,dribbling skills,crosses and most importantly is his ethnicity,i mean we need more players like that since we lost good ol' Eto'o.Although no offence to others.

Anonymous said...

His ethnicity? WTF?

Carrer de Corsega said...

What the fuck kid? His ethnicity? That is almost as idiotic as you thinking it's cool and cute to call the capital of Spain whatever you do...as if that is an insult to their club! Teenagers...

titi14 said...

go to Madrid, I want Samba at Camp Nou, bring us Robinho in January on loan!!!
btw great blog pep, always fresh news with hot topics, all the best.

messidona10 said...

i still prefer Ashley Young as a LW even Robben is a better option
we should go for one of them

Anonymous said...

The missing piece for Barca IMO. Will move Henry to backup for Ibra...

And those comparing him to Robben or Ashley Young are really mistaken. He is on a whole different level. To me he is top 5 players around. Would complete our squad and fit in perfectly with his workrate and skills

Anonymous said...

For me Pato is the man for LW. Young, strong , very fast he can take the place of Henry next year. He has major defect : he is very , very expensive

Anonymous said...

I agree with anony ashley young is not at ribeys level and he wont leave england, ribery on the other hand says he would like to play in spain someday and that leaves him with 2 options barca and real. I also think robben would be better he is 1-2 years younger and i think theres a better chance of signing him it would also be nice to have a former madrid player in our squad now etoo has left us my vote goes to robben or robinho

Anonymous said...

Lets go for Aguero for the left wing :D

barca96 said...

well my vote goes to ribery,aguero, villa, torres and pato..
aguero cost 60mill this year, next year should be below 50 same goes for villa and ribery..torres' case is complicated as it looks like he's so in love with liverpool, but this year they will have a poor season and hopefully benitez gets the boot so that torres can move also..
eventhough aguero, villa and torres are strikers, they can switch with ibra during games like henry-etoo and ronnie-etoo..
value for money, i'd say aguero and pato as they are much younger than the rest of the guys so they will play longer for barca.
villa, torres and ribery will only have 2 prime years left..

Anonymous said...

Ribery is class act, anyone saying otherwise is clueless! In my opinion, Ribery would be the best choice to replace/rotate with Henry, fast, good dribbler, good with the ball, and has an eye for the goal. Messi and Ribery on the wings, Ibra up front would be an ideal trio after this season. But to say Ribery is overrated, is beyond ignorance! Ribery happens to be one of the top 5 footballers on planet earth, I'm afraid I cant say the same about Cole! Besides, theres a reason all the big clubs want him, but realistically its between Madrid and Barca, and unfortunately Madrid has the edge because of Zidane, who Ribery idiolect.

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