Zidane: I've been Franck with Ribery - join Real, not Barca, United or Chelsea

14 June 2009 01:42
Zinedine Zidane has urged Chelsea and Manchester United target Franck Ribery to move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich.

'I am in talks with Franck,' the former three times World Player of the Year - and advisor to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez - told French newspaper Le Dauphine Libere.

'He is a fantastic player who has his place at Real. And playing in this team is a career opportunity, which, to me, you do not refuse.

'It would be a nice opportunity for Franck. It is up to him.'

Real deal: Zidane has told Ribery to move to the Spanish capital

Real are on the verge of signing Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United accepted an £80 million bid for the Portuguese.

Brazil playmaker Kaka has already joined from AC Milan for £56m, while Ribery is likely to cost around the same amount, if reported bids for the 26-year-old are anything to go by.

'Bringing together the best players in the world has a cost,' said Zidane. Heat on Fergie: Glazers demand new Ronaldo with Barca to grab RiberyBayern braced for 'crazy' Franck Ribery offer as Manchester United battle Real, Barca and Chelsea for France starIf Bayern won't sell Ribery, I won't pursue him- unless Munich change their mind, insists Real chief Perez


Source: Daily_Mail