Franck Ribery is set to carry his career on into a 22nd season by signing for Serie A newcomers Salernitana.
The 38-year-old was released by Fiorentina this summer after a two-year spell in Florence. He made 51 appearances for the I Viola, scoring five goals.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the winger will have a medical at Salernitana on Monday.
We’re not quite into ‘Here we go!’ territory just yet, but, all being well, the Frenchman will put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Campania outfit.
I Granata will be a familiar name to fans of Serie A in its 90s glory days, and they’ve just returned to Italy’s top flight after 22 years away – having reformed following bankruptcy in 2005.
Ribery turns 39 in April, and there’s every chance this will be the former Champions League winner and World Cup runner-up’s swansong.
Should the move go through, Ribery will be onto the ninth club of his career. He spent a successful 12 years with Bayern Munich after spells with Galatasaray and Marseille, having started out at hometown club Boulogne way back in 2000.
Salernitana began the Serie A season with a 3-2 defeat on the road against Bologna, before going down 4-0 at home to Roma.
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