Franck Ribery has done just about everything you can in a footballer’s career. The World Cup runner up and Champions League winner ended his long spell at Bayern Munich at the end of the 2018-19 season, looking to seek a new challenge after over a decade in Germany.
Most expect that Ribery will follow the late-career path of many legends of the game who are a little past their peak. Namely, he is expected to sign a big money deal in Qatar, China, or Australia, playing out the last couple of years of his career at a slower pace.
The 36-year-old winger though might not be taking the more comfortable way out after all.
It has emerged that Ribery is a target of Premier League new boys Sheffield United, a team looking to load up with talent and top-flight experienced as they embark on their first Premier League campaign since 2007.
If the move happens it will be a stunner. Ribery would not only be joining the most physical league in the world at the end of his career but he will also be joining a club that is nailed on to be in a relegation battle, something he has never experienced before.