Friday, August 11, 2006
Ribery plays against Berne, staying in the South of France
Ribery played for Marseille against the Berne New Boys yesterday in a UEFA cup qualifier, this takes him out of European qualification for another team, say Lyon, Arsenal or Real Madrid. This would appear to put Ribery out of contention to move teams, however he is still qualified for the first round of knock out stages at the Champions League....so the door remains slightly ajar.
Might this have been a negotiation tactic from Marseilles, telling the suitors to step it up before Ribery is firmly entrenched at Marseille for the season.