Franck Ribery has released a statement hinting he would have to consider his future after his home was robbed during Fiorentina’s clash against Parma.
Ribery signed for Fiorentina on a free transfer after leaving Bayern last summer, and has since appeared in 15 Serie A matches for the club, scoring three goals.
The 37-year-old was in action when his side ran out 2-1 winners over Parma over the weekend.
While Ribery was on the pitch, thieves apparently broke into his home and parted away with some valuables.
Among the reported items stolen include two Rolex watches, a Cartier bracelet, various gold jewelry, and 10 branded bags.
Ribery’s family was in Munich at the time but the ex-France international posted a video to show the damage caused by the burglars.
The former Bayern man has now released a statement admitting he might have to put his family’s safety first.
“After this victory against Parma, I came back home. This “home” in Italy, a country in which I decided to pursue my career after so many beautiful years in Munich.” Ribery posted on his Twitter account.
“This is what I discovered … So yes, my wife lost a few bags, some jewelry, but “al Hamdoulillah” it’s not essential. What shocks me is the feeling of being naked.
“To have your pants taken down and that feeling, it doesn’t pass. I can’t accept it! Thank God my wife and my children were safe in Munich, but how can we trust [our surroundings] anymore today?
“How can I / we feel good here today after that? I don’t run after the millions (of euros). Thank God we lack for nothing. But, I always run after the ball, because it’s my passion.
“But passion or not, my family comes first. And we will take the necessary decisions.”
Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso voiced his support for Ribery via the club’s website, stating: “I’m very disappointed with and shocked by what happened to Franck Ribery on Sunday night.
“We’d all like to send all our support to Franck and his wonderful family. Aside from the financial loss, these events are very traumatic for the victims because you may lose personal items of sentimental value that nothing can replace.”