Franck Ribery, a free agent for the reason that summer time, will prolong his taking part in profession at Salernitana, a membership promoted to Serie A this season, Italian media reported on Sunday.
The membership confirmed there was an settlement in principal, however has but to substantiate the signing of the 38-year-old former French worldwide and Bayern Munich star.
Ribery has been a free agent since Fiorentina selected to not renew his two-year contract in the summertime.
“FR7” will arrive in Salerno on Monday to bear a medical examination and “then he’ll signal a contract that can bind him for one yr to the Darkish Reds, with an possibility of extension,” mentioned the Corriere dello Sport on Sunday.
The Rome sports activities each day reported the membership would pay Ribery 1.5 million euros ($1.8 million) for the season and had lined up housing for him.
“There may be an settlement in precept, we’re ready for the ratification,” mentioned Angelo Fabiani, sports activities director of the membership, quoted by Corriere dello Sport.
“Along with his expertise, he could be helpful to the expansion of Salerno, he can information the group and assist the coach. Having somebody like him all the time encourages others to offer their finest.”
Ribery indicated that he needed to remain in Florence, the place he made 50 Serie A appearances scoring 5 targets, however since being reduce unfastened on June 30, he has continued to coach, for some time at Bayern, whereas awaiting presents.
Salernitana returned to Serie A this season for the primary time since 1998-99 and have opened their marketing campaign with two defeats.
The potential signing has already impressed the looks of black-market membership shirts together with his identify in Salerno, south of Naples.
On its web site, Salernitana identified that “the participant doesn’t belong to the membership” and warned that it “reserves the best to take authorized motion to guard its picture.”