The 35-year-old former France international has no intention of retiring but in the final year of his contract with the perennial Bundesliga champions, is ready for pastures new.
Ahead of the club’s Champions League opener against Benfica, Ribery refused to concede he might be leaving but made it clear that it is down to the club if it is:
“It’s too early to say now. I’d be up for another season, but let’s wait and see how this season shapes up.
“I am relaxed and don’t put myself under pressure. You must assess your performances correctly. It’s too early to say now.”
He is content in Bavaria with little incentive to hang up his boots or give up on competitive European football:
“There were serious offers from China, but I like the Bundesliga and the Champions League. I dream of winning it for the second time.
“I am still ambitious, I am still driven. I have never said to myself this will be the last year. I have won everything, I can relax now. I always give it my all because it could be my last year.
“At my age, you never know what’s next, but I would like to play until I am 38.”