Football: Ribery keen on foreign experience

8th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 8, 2007 (AFP) - France midfielder Franck Ribery has said that if he leaves Marseille in the close season, it will be to play abroad.

PARIS, May 8, 2007 (AFP) - France midfielder Franck Ribery has said that if he leaves Marseille in the close season, it will be to play abroad.

Ribery burst on to the international scene at last year's World Cup in Germany and he has been attracting attention from French champions Lyon and from several big European clubs.

Much will likely depend if his current club Marseille manage to qualify for next season's Champions League and they are currently on track to do that with just three games to go in the French first division.

But if they don't, Ribery said he would be keen to play abroad.

"It's true that last year Lyon and other clubs were very interested in me, but now it's playing abroad that attracts me," he told France Football.

"I know for sure that a country like Germany would not interest me much - I prefer the leagues in England or Spain.

"But on the other hand I would have to great problem in staying with Marseille as I like it a lot here. Maybe a few good transfers would help us."


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