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Franck Ribery negotiating to stay at Bayern Munich for another season

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Contract extension news is good news

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If there’s one thing you can say about Bayern Munich it is that they are a club who know what they want. Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rumenigge has confirmed that they are currently in negotiations with former French international Franck Ribery for a contract extension that would keep him at Sabener Straße.

L’Equipe reports that Ribery is weighing a deal that will see him extend his contract through the end of the 2017/2018 season. The club plans to announce the new contract at their general meeting next week. They also report this new deal would see Ribery retain a salary that is reportedly €14M annually. The club has confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung that the two sides are negotiating as the report but that the financial figures being bandied about by L’Equipe are incorrect.

It’s not a surprising bit of news from the club. From the outset of the season, the looming question was what is going to happen when both Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s contract expire next June? Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been fairly staunch in his statements that if both players can remain healthy and productive they would see their tenure at the club extended. Arjen Robben is back on the trainer’s table for what feels like the eleventy-billionth time in the last four moths. Ribery has responded by being one of Bayern’s best players this season.

Seems like a pretty good reason to give Ribery a contract extension in my opinion.