Ribery to Real link grows

10 February 2009 07:30
Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that he would not be surprised if Franck Ribery joined Real Madrid in the summer. The France international is under contract at the Allianz Arena for another two seasons, but Beckenbauer accepts that Bayern will not be able to stand in Ribery's way if he wants to move to Real. "Ribery can go to Madrid if he wants," the Bayern president told German radio station, Premiere. "Bayern will do everything to retain his services, but while he has a contract until 2011, he can go before. "Clubs cannot keep players against their will because the players are the ones that always end up winning that battle. "So, if he really wants to go to Madrid, why not?"

Source: ESA