My son could play for Germany one day – Ribery

The former France international, whose boy Saif was born in the country, says he is considering taking up citizenship

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has signalled his intent to remain in Munich beyond the end of his career and says his son could one day represent Germany should he become a professional footballer.

The former France international has been at the Allianz Arena since 2007, winning four league titles, four DFB-Pokals and a Champions League among many more trophies in that time.

And, having settled in the country, Ribery suggests his German-born son Saif could one day represent the reigning World Cup winners, while he himself is considering appyling for citizenship.

Asked by Bild whether he would consider it, Ribery said: “Why not? I can imagine staying in Munich after the end of my career.

“I have bought a very nice house, I feel good here and I like the mentality.

“My children are doing well at school, they have German friends.

“My son Saif was born here, he may even one day play for Germany.

“My eldest daughter Hiziya always makes fun of my German, and I laugh with her. I did not learn the language in school, but in my daily life, from other people.”