Bayern empathise with Ribery

16 July 2009 12:40
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has revealed Franck Ribery is tempted to join suitors Real Madrid, but has reiterated his recent claim that the France star is not for sale. Earlier in the week, Hoeness revealed the 26-year-old winger would not even be allowed to leave the Allianz Arena should the Spanish club make a 70million euro offer. "I can fully see Franck's viewpoint," he said amid reports of Real being ready to offer Ribery a weekly wage of 150,000 euros. "Franck is 26 years old and it's quite natural that he would be tempted by all this. "I would be interested to see how the other players at the club would react when confronted by something like that. "I doubt that they would all happily continue being a Bayern Munich player. "But Franck Ribery will remain at Bayern Munich. There is no doubt."

Source: ESA