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Ribery wants to stay at Bayern forever and ever and ever

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Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery
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FRANCK RIBERY SAYS that he wants to see out the rest of his playing days at Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old winger has been a key figure at the Allianz Arena since completing a €25million switch from Marseille in 2007, despite being plagued by injuries in recent years.

But the France international revealed that he is now settled and feeling comfortable in Munich.

“I am entering my fifth year at Bayern,” Ribery told L’Equipe. “At this club, in this city, I feel at home.

“I am very happy and I feel free here. My family also feels very comfortable. I want to end my career at this club.

“I have purchased a house which is close to the training centre. Everything is in place for me to feel as well as possible.”

Speaking ahead of Bayern’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Marseille, Ribery spoke fondly of his time at the Stade Velodrome, but conceded that he expects a hostile reception in Wednesday’s match.

“My two years at Marseille were very important,” Ribery said. “If I am at Bayern right now, it is because of what I did at Marseille.

“It was there where I exploded, where I broke out and where I improved. It was also there where I learned what pressure was, and that when all goes well, this leads to happiness.

“On Wednesday, I expect to receive whistles from the fans. It is normal, this is football.

“I think that the fans have not forgotten what I did for the club, but they will not applaud me. I am at Bayern now, I no longer play for Marseille.”

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