Real Madrid reach agreement with Franck Ribery for 2010 - Report
08 August 2009 @ 13:25
Fresh off completing the purchase of their final Galactico, Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid have already set in motion their project for 2010. According to AS, Florentino Perez has already sealed a deal with Franck Ribery after reaching an agreement with his agent, Alain Migliaccio which will see the Frenchman sign a five-year contract starting in 2010.
The only obstacle that remains now is negotiations with Bayern Munich for the transfer fee and another soap opera is expected to ensue this time next summer. However, the Madrid-based daily believes that it will be much easier to persuade the Bavarians to release Ribery next year as the player’s contract at the Allianz Arena will expire in 2011, thus giving Los Blancos a massive upperhand in negotiations.
It is reported that an offer of €25 million could be enough for the 26-year-old, as Bayern could be forced to part with their superstar midfielder for nothing if his switch to the Bernabeu is delayed until June 2011. Ribery could even be allowed to leave for anywhere between €16m and €22m if the international player’s union, FIFPro, take their case to the European Commission should Bayern continue to refuse to let the player go.
But Perez is unwilling to cause a conflict and jeopardise his relationship with Die Roten as he prefers to sit down and settle the matter amicably with his German counterparts. It had been speculated that the Madrid chief was prepared to offer €55 million to Bayern to attain Ribery's services this summer.