French striker Franck Ribery has signed a new contract with Bayern after several months of negotiations, which will be linked to another season with the German champion, the Munich club confirmed.
“I am proud that I stay in the club for another year. Munich became my home, I am proud to wear Bayern’s jersey for the next season,” Ribery said after signing a deal with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The Frenchman arrived in Bayern in 2007 from Marseille for 30 million euros and for Bayern he collected more than 380 matches.
He scored 117 goals, scored 179 assists, while this season he scored six goals and six assists in 32 appearances.
Niko Kovac, who at the end of the season inherits Bayern’s bench from Jupp Heynckes, won the first boost for the next season, and Arjen Robben’s fate is still unknown.
The Dutchman, along with Ribery, was the trademark of Bayern in the past years, and the decision on the future will be made after the Cup final on May 19th.