Bayern Munich winger Frank Ribery has extended his contract at Bayern Munich, while Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Emir Spahic from Sevilla.
Franck Ribery has been instrumental in Bayern’s treble winning season last time around. He scored 11 goals and made 22 assists in 43 appearances for the club and is arguably among the top five footballers in the world currently. The 30-year-old had earlier announced that he would extend his contract at the club, which was set to expire in 2015, at the end of last season.
The German club have now confirmed that Ribery has signed a new four-year contract with them, which means he could possible end his career at Munich. The French international has also expressed his delight at this new development and has hoped to be part of future success at Bayern.
“I’m really pleased. I always said how great it feels to be at FC Bayern.
“I have a good feeling for me and my family and I hope things will carry on the way they were in the past year.” – Ribery told the club’s official website.
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Emir Spahic
Emir Spahic has had a long and ‘well-travelled’ career so far in the game. The Bosnian international, who had made 64 appearances for his nation, started out his career at Celik Zenica and has gone onto play for the likes of Lokomotiv Moscow, Montpellier, Sevilla and most recently at Anzhi. Last season, he was loaned out to the Russian club in February, where he made seven appearances.
During his Montepellier days, Spahic was linked with a lot of big clubs across Europe. But he has gone of the boil after joining the Spanish club, so this is a surprising move in many ways. The German club have confirmed that Spahic has joined them for an undisclosed fee.
Leverkusen finished third in the Bundesliga last season and had the second best defence in the league behind Bayern Munich. With Champions League football on the cards next season, Spahic is likely to provide cover for first choice center-backs Philipp Wollschied and Omer Toprak. Spahic does bring in a lot of experience along with him, but it will be interesting to see if he can be a success at Bundesliga, considering his age and lack of pace.