Ribery attracted by Barca
Franck Ribery would jump at the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi at Barca, according to his agent.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 04/02/10 6:51pm
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery would jump at the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to his agent.
Ribery's representative, Alain Migliaccio, has said that the French forward has not closed the door on a move anywhere and would welcome renewed interest.
While reports suggest that Real Madrid remain favourites to land Ribery, the chance to play alongside 2009 World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or winner Messi at Camp Nou could prove to be irresistible.
"He would like to play alongside Messi, that would be phenomenal," Migliaccio told RAC-1.
Barca ended interest last season when Bayern Munich insisted that Ribery was not for sale, but with presidential elections at the Spanish giants in the summer, one or more candidates could look to make a move to influence voters.
Migliaccio admits that a number of clubs had let their interest be known and that Ribery was not ruling out joining anyone at this stage.
"There are no doors closed, not that of Real Madrid, or Barca, or Manchester United," he added.
"At the beginning of March we will make a decision and then see."