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Ribery is using Bayern for career, says Beckenbauer

SoccerNews in Bundesliga, La Liga 26 Jul 2009

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European giants Bayern Munich’s club president Franz Beckenbauer has launched a vicious attack on the club’s French player Franck Ribery, claiming that he is just using the club to further his own career.

A World Cup medal winner as a player and manager, Beckenbauer has questioned the Frenchman’s loyalty to Bayern after he was strongly linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer.

Spanish giants Real Madrid pursued the 26-year-old, who has made it clear that he would have preferred to leave this summer.

“Ribery only came here to make a name for himself,” Beckenbauer was quoted by the Bild newspaper as saying at a benefit evening on Saturday night.

“He doesn’t give a damn about Munich.”

While, Bayern have resisted the temptation to sell Ribery to Madrid, they could lose him for a reduced fee next summer due to FIFA article 17 which allows a player under the age of 28 to walk away from a club after three years of his contract.

Ribery signed a four-year contract when he arrived in Munich from Marseille two years ago and Beckenbauer believes the midfielder was aware of this rule when he signed that deal.

“Why would I sign a four-year contract if I only want to stay for three?” he said.

However, Ribery is a doubt for the start of the new Bundesliga season due to a knee injury which has kept him out of training for the last week.

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  • The Soccer Snob

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    Of course he is you idiot! Beckenbauer is such a loud mouthed moron. He thinks the whole world should bow down to Bayern. As if Ribery went there because he loves the German team, from the beginning, Bayern was nothing more than a stepping stone to a greater club. How does he think Fiorentina, Bremen, and Stuttgart felt when they lost their stars in Toni, Klose, and Gomez. Or how about when Marseille lost Ribery to the German giants approaches? Does that old fool ever think about his own clubs poaching?

  • The Soccer Snob

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    Of course he is you idiot! Beckenbauer is such a loud mouthed moron. He thinks the whole world should bow down to Bayern. As if Ribery went there because he loves the German team, from the beginning, Bayern was nothing more than a stepping stone to a greater club. How does he think Fiorentina, Bremen, and Stuttgart felt when they lost their stars in Toni, Klose, and Gomez. Or how about when Marseille lost Ribery to the German giants approaches? Does that old fool ever think about his own clubs poaching?

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