Monza planning to sign Franck Ribery as a free agent


Franck Ribery’s contract with Fiorentina expires in June 2021 and, although an extension with Viola is not out of the question, if they are promoted to Serie A, the ambitious Monza are plotting to sign him as a free agent, Gazzetta Dello Sport reported.

“The Brianzoli is owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the long-time president and politician of Milan, and led by former Rossoneri director Adriano Galliani, who confirmed Teleradiosterio’s news: “The concept came into being because Kevin-Prince Boateng and Ribery are great friends.

In Serie B, Monza is currently second, six points behind Empoli and tied with Chievo and Salernitana. The top two clubs will be directly promoted, while in the playoffs the ones that finish between third and eighth place will participate.

In January, they were one of the busiest sides in Italy, as they signed Mario Balotelli as a free agent and acquired Matteo Scozzarella from Parma, Federico Ricci from Sassuolo, Marco D’Alessandro from SPAL and promoted Pordenone striker Davide Diaw, who was attacked by a few Serie A sides.

In 2019, Ribery, who will turn 38 in April, joined Fiorentina and recently indicated the prospect of his stay being extended. According to the publication, however, he leaves his options open as he could go back to the Bundesliga, where he played from 2007 to 2019, or stay with a different team in Italy, which is what Monza is trying to achieve. They even reached out to him to sign him, but unsuccessfully, in January.

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