At Bayern, Franck Ribéry has shaped a whole era. In summer, the winger left the German record champion after twelve years and hired in Serie A at the AC Florenz. Now it became known that Olympique Lyon also sought the services of the Frenchman. And not for the first time. "Juninho [Sportdirektor von Lyon, Anm.d.Red] wanted Franck Ribéry," confirmed Lyon's President Jean-Michel Aulas to "beIN Sports" that the club officials of OL had serious hopes for a commitment of the 36-year-old.
At the same time, the club boss added that Olympique was already in tune with the Frenchman in 2006: "I would like to have Franck," said Aulas, who said that the then player of Olympique Marseille had "almost signed up". As the story goes, it is well known: Ribéry decided to change to Bayern, where he became a world-class player and was named European Footballer of the Year 2013. In addition, he succeeded in the same year with the Munich of the triple profit.