French football player Franck Ribery has joined the ACF Fiorentina team as a free transfer after leaving FC Bayern Munich at the end of last season, he announced in a press conference on Thursday in the Italian team's hometown of Florence.

"I get a vibe from Fiorentina management that they're very, very excited for me to play for Fiorentina. I also feel a great deal of trust from them, that's why I'm here," he said. "I came here to help Fiorentina, not to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo."

Ribery played 12 years for Munich after joining from Marseille in 2007. The 36-year-old winger said he hopes to play passed the age of 40 like Italian player Francesco Totti though he acknowledges the two do not play in the same position.

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