Frenchman is currently one of the most sought-after players on the Continent.
Brilliant Bayern Munich wide man Franck Ribery has ruled out ever playing for a Premier League club in the future, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The coveted France international is one of the favourites to win next month’s prestigious Fifa Ballon d’Or award, along with FC Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, after what has been a sensational past 12 months for the 30-year-old.
And as a result, all of the Premier League’s so-called big boys are known to be desperate to lure Ribery to the English top flight at some point, although those hopes now appear to be over after the player’s recent comments on the matter.
“I would well be flattered by the chance to play in a country like the United States or the United Arab Emirates one day,” Ribery told German sports publication Kicker.
“Still I would not say this is a part of my general career.
“Joining a club there would definitely be a bonus.
“I will not be joining another Europe-based outfit any more.
“I am a player of Bayern Munich and there will be no other European club for me during my career.”
Ribery has been with the Bavarian giants now since June 2007, when the winger first arrived at the Allianz Arena from Ligue 1 outfit Olympique de Marseille on a four-year deal for a whopping transfer fee of 25 million euros.
And in the intervening six-year period, the Frenchman has gone on to hit the back of the net on 92 occasions in total in his 259 matches in all competitions for the Bundesliga champions.
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