He himself realized that to make the progress in Europe, he can't be hanging around at the Bavarian outfit for very long. A move to the Bernabeu makes perfect footballing and financial sense for him.
For most of the season, it had seem more and more likely for that move to happen. It seemed even more likely when Florentino Perez was reinstated as president in Real Madrid. First Kaka, then Cristiano Ronaldo. It was highly anticipated that Ribery would be the 3rd galactico to arrive.
But it was not to be. Some complications happen. An agreeable transfer fee could not be trashed out, and suddenly, Real signed Karim Benzema instead. Although the transfer window is yet to close, it seems like Mr Ribery will end up going nowhere.
And how he made it public over his intentions of quitting. I wonder what will happen in the coming season. What will Bayern fans feel about him? Hopefully he could put up a couple of fine performances when the season starts, and then the fans will forget about it.
Remember about Gareth Barry who so sensationally failed to transfer to Liverpool last season? He was never the same player again for Aston Villa after that last minute fall out, and here's what he has to say about it:
Barry admitted the collapse of his proposed move to Anfield last summer made his return to Villa Park a trying time and accused the Reds of making 'excuses' over their failure to complete the deal.
He added: "There was a feeling of being let down. Excuses were made about things going on behind the scenes and in the boardroom, but I came out of it looking like a bad person.
"It took a long time for me to get back into the squad at Villa afterwards. It was tough to deal with.Barry has since moved to Manchester City just recently, hopefully what he endured does not happen to Ribery...
And hopefully this kind of footballers shit will never befall me...