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Bayern confirm Franck Ribery departure

By William Eldridge

Published: 19:25, 5 May 2019

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has confirmed his departure from the club at the end of the season.

The Frenchman will leave the Bundesliga giants after spending 12 years at the club, winning 20 titles and honours while establishing himself as one of the most dangerous wide-players in world football, having scored 123 goals in 422 games during his Bavaria stay.

Speaking via Bayern Munich’s official website, Ribery revealed his intentions to depart and stressed that although he is unsure where his next destination will be, he intends to keep playing football.

“I was at Bayern for 12 years and it was a great time for me and my family,” he said.

“Of course, I’m still here for three weeks and I don’t want to think too much about what will happen afterwards because I want to keep coming here and enjoy myself on the pitch with my teammates.

“I don’t have a concrete plan for next season yet. I’m not sure where I can go to play football. I will keep playing but nothing is 100% certain yet.

“We’ll have to wait and see.”

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Ribery could help Bayern earn themselves another two titles before the season is out, with the reigning league champions top of the Bundesliga once again, four points clear of Borussia Dortmund with two games to play.

Third-placed RB Leipzig stand in their way if they are to win their 19th DFB-Pokal this season – their first since 2016.