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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.

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.

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.

“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.”