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'Ambitious' Bayern tie down Ribéry

Published: Sunday 23 May 2010, 14.25CET
Franck Ribéry said he was "delighted" to be staying in Munich after putting the finishing touches to a four-year contract extension with UEFA Champions League runners-up FC Bayern München.

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Published: Sunday 23 May 2010, 14.25CET

'Ambitious' Bayern tie down Ribéry

Franck Ribéry said he was "delighted" to be staying in Munich after putting the finishing touches to a four-year contract extension with UEFA Champions League runners-up FC Bayern München.

A day after seeing their team lose the UEFA Champions League final, FC Bayern München supporters have been lifted by the announcement that Franck Ribéry has signed a four-year contract extension with the German double winners.

The new deal ties the 27-year-old winger, who was suspended for the 2-0 defeat by FC Internazionale Milano, to Bayern until 30 June 2015. "We are delighted we have reached agreement on a contract extension with one of the world's best players," said club chairman Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge. "This is another signal of Bayern's ambitious targets for the coming years."

Ribéry joined the Bavarian outfit in July 2007 from Olympique de Marseille for a club-record fee of €25m, inspiring his side to a domestic double in his first season. "My family and I are delighted that we are staying in Munich," said the French international. "The club has become a big family for me."

Last updated: 24/05/10 16.49CET

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