Franck Ribery is flattered by Xavi Hernandez’s plea to hitch him in Qatar however stated he has “many choices” as he enters the ultimate months of his contract at Bayern Munich.
Ribery is Bayern’s longest serving participant, having arrived from Marseille in 2007. The 34-year-old’s present one-year deal expires this summer season and he has stated he’s open to a transfer to MLS, China, Qatar or Dubai when his time on the German champions involves an finish.
“I nonetheless have time with 5 months remaining right here however there are at all times many choices,” Ribery instructed reporters after scoring a hat trick as a second-half substitute within the 5-Three pleasant win in opposition to third-division Sonnenhof Grossaspach within the Allianz Enviornment on Tuesday.
Former Spain worldwide Xavi had urged Ribery to comply with him to Qatar on the finish of his current contract.
“Xavi Hernandez is a good participant, who carried out unbelievably at Barcelona. He is aware of my scenario and I’m happy that he speaks so extremely of me,” Ribery had instructed Bild earlier within the day.
“I flip 35 in April but it surely’s loopy how properly I can play when I’m wholesome. I’m completely satisfied at Bayern although so we’ll see what occurs within the coming months.”
Following a winter break, Bayern return to Bundesliga motion with a visit to fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
Ribery added after the pleasant win: “Friday is what counts. Leverkusen can be a unique sport and a tough one. We now have to win there.
“It is good that we’re just a few  factors forward however now we have to remain at it and do the job in Leverkusen. We have not gained something but. We now have to go on the assault once more within the second half of the season.”
Commenting on his second-half hat trick, he stated: “It was solely a pleasant however it’s important to play for your self, regardless of who the opponent is. I’m happy with how I’ve come again from my harm. That is good for me but in addition for the crew too.”
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.