Franck Ribery met by crowd of Fiorentina fans after touching down in private jet to complete free transfer – The Sun

FRANCK RIBERY has touched down in Florence on a private jet after signing for new club Fiorentina.

The Frenchman, 36, joined the Serie A side after being released by Bayern Munich at the end of last season.

He spent 12 years at the Allianz Arena, winning nine Bundesligas, six DFB Pokal medals, the Champions League, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

And after getting off the plane, Ribery was immediately snapped in a club polo with a scarf.

The new No7 was then greeted by a host of fans welcoming him to his new adventure.

Ribery took to social media to greet his new supporters.

He wrote on Twitter: "Hello Fiorentina. A new chapter for me and my family is beginning.

"Blessed and happy to sign a new contract at a great club in a great city.

"Looking forward to the future with my new teammates and all the fantastic fans here."

He also said: "I'm happy to be here, with my family.

"I've been talking with Fiorentina for a week, with Toni as well and he told me Fiorentina is a great club and the city's beautiful.

"I'm also happy because I enjoy the language. I don't speak it perfectly but 'va bene cosi' ['that's okay']".

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