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‘They’ve disrespected me’ – Ribery hits out at Fiorentina

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The veteran winger dropped to free agency after La Viola opted against offering him a contract extension at the end of last season.

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Franck Ribery feels “a little disrespected” by Fiorentina over the way he parted ways with the club.

Ribery put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Fiorentina after joining the club on a free transfer in the summer of 2019.

While not exactly a mainstay in the team, the three-time French Player of the Year was one of their most creative players and showed that he’s still full of quality.

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However, the Serie A side showed no interest in renewing his contract, which ultimately resulted in him leaving the club for free this summer.

“Over the two years at the club I have given my best, but my commitment hasn’t been recognized,” Ribery said in an interview with Toscana TV.

“I wanted to stay for another year at Fiorentina, so I don’t know what I will do in the near future. But I would like to remain in Italy in any case.

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“I never wanted to speak badly about the team. Let’s say that the end was a little difficult.

“It was hard, because in the last three or four weeks no one has called me nor said anything and that means that they have disrespected me a little. I feel that what I’ve given over the past two years hasn’t been recognized.”