According to a report captured by ESPN, Ribery was saddened by his run with the club being over:
Former Fiorentina winger Franck Ribery has spoken of his sadness at leaving the club after they decided not to offer him a contract extension. Ribery, 38, spent two seasons with the club, making a total of 51 appearances, but they opted to release him this summer.
“The two years with Fiorentina, the fans and this city were wonderful because, despite the difficulties, I met many wonderful people,” Ribery told Toscana TV. “It’s a pity, as I wanted to continue for another year with Fiorentina, but this is my destiny. I have always been at the disposal of the squad and tried to give my all.
“I had wanted to stay in Florence, but the situation was not easy. I never criticized the club, I have good memories of the Viola jersey and would like to stay in Serie A, but I don’t know anything about my future yet.”
There have been rumors of several Bundesliga clubs being interested in Ribery, but nothing concrete has materialized as of yet. SC Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, as well as Turkish clubs such as Galatasaray and Karagumruk were all rumored to be in the mix for Ribery.