Transfer Toss: Will Liverpool really bid for Franck Ribery?

Ollie Irish

10th, July 2009


As this photo montage shows, Franck Ribery is back in training at Bayern Munich. But that hasn’t stemmed the flow of transfer toss about Ribery’s future.
Most of Europe’s major clubs have been linked with the wrong-faced Frenchman, and now you can add Liverpool to the list.
This just in from
“Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Bavaria this summer, with Real Madrid his own stated preferred destination, though a clutch of Europe’s biggest clubs have been reportedly interested at one stage or another.
Liverpool, until now, have not been one of those clubs, but British bookmaker
Skybet, the company who dramatically slashed their odds on Michael Owen joining Manchester United the day before the striker signed for the Old Trafford outfit, have announced a similar cut on the odds of Ribery moving to Anfield.
The bookmakers have cut the odds on a Mersey move for the Frenchman from 66/1 to 8/13 on, after receiving a flurry of bets on the move taking place.”

Hmm, it’s an interesting development, but almost certainly bears no relation to the truth. It’s more likely to be a cheap publicity stunt for Skybet.
Rafa already has the mighty Yossi Benayoun at his disposal (I’m not joking – well maybe a bit), so I doubt he wants to shell out £40m on a player he doesn’t really need.
Apart from a few minor tweaks, I think Benitez is happy with his squad, and need to concentrate instead on keeping transfer targets, such as Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano.
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  1. MattyDub says:

    When will you guys be continueing you player world cup??

  2. MACDONALDO67 says:

    Ahahahahahaha this was a deliberate rumour started on one of the Liverpool FC Forums to see how far it went and the media fell for it hook, line and sinker.

  3. Ollie says:

    MattyDub: today actually! Stay posted…

  4. a Wayne hater says:

    I don’t understand the link between Frank Ribery’s future and the Youtube vid you posted on this page, about a black wanker called Wayne.
    I feel like I just wasted 3 minutes watching this. Seriously, what’s wrong with you man ?

  5. MattyDub says:

    Cool will do.
    Wayne hater: That’s a sponsor video lol

  6. pat says:

    this is not a rumour ,there were heavy bets placed on ribery joining liverpool at big odds and they got slashed and then more bets were placed and so on till they ended up with odds now of 8-13,someone thinks they know something the rest of the world don t and maybe so

  7. Mersaa! says:

    A!!!!!! @ “a Wayne hater”
    “I don’t understand the link between Frank Ribery’s future and the Youtube vid”
    LOOOL Epic.

  8. Ala says:

    Haha, he looks sad in the third picture.

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