Ribery ends Bayern exit talk

12 February 2009 07:37
France international Franck Ribery has attempted to end speculation about his future by insisting he will see out his contract at Bayern Munich. Ribery, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona recently, is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2011. Earlier in the week Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer fuelled speculation about Ribery's future by saying he would not stand in the former Marseille star's way if he wanted to move to Spain. However, the Frenchman told Bild: "I have a contract with Bayern Munich until 2011 and I want to complete that. "I am with a great club and I really enjoy playing in the Bundesliga and know that the fans like having me here. That is something that I have not forgotten. "I have never said that I could leave. I want to help my club and to see the team grow and win trophies."

Source: ESA