Franck Ribery Signs New One-Year Contract Extension With Bayern Munich

Published on: 26 November 2016

Franck Ribery has signed a new one-year-deal with Bayern Munichwhich willkeep him at the club until July 2018.

The Frenchman's current deal was set to expire next summer but after an impressive start to the season, the 33-year-old has been given an extra year at the Aliianz Arena.

Franck #Ribéry has extended his contract with #FCBayern by one year until 30th June 2018! More info to follow...

Ribery joined Bayern back in 2007 after having made a name for himself with French side Marseille.

The Frenchman has had a successful time in Germany with Bayern, having won several Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2013.

Despite being utilised out wide, Ribery has scored over 100 goals for the Bavarians and has been one of the team's most important players for nearly a decade now.

After suffering an injury ravaged campaign last season, it was thought that Ribery would leave the club next summer. However, after proving both his fitness and value to the team in the last few months, the 33-year-old has agreed an extension and can now concentrate on helping Bayern retain their Bundesliga crown.

Ribery came on as a late substitute for Douglas Costa, during his team'srecent 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday.

The victory means the current Bundesliga champions are three points behind surprise leaders RB Liepzig and Bayern can draw level with the pace setters when they travel to Mainz on Friday evening.

FT: Bayern Munich 2, Bayer Leverkusen 1. Mats Hummels keeps Bayern just three points behind #Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig. #FCBB04