Franck Ribery will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic indicated on Tuesday.
It comes after Arjen Robben said earlier this month that he would leave when his contract expires in the summer after a decade of success with the German champions.
Robben, 34, joined in 2009 and formed a formidable attacking partnership with 35-year-old Ribery, whose deal also runs out at the end of the campaign.
“The president [Uli Hoeness] talked about it [the possibility of Ribery leaving], and I think it will be like that. It’s a year of changes,” Salihamidzic told reporters.
Former France international Ribery has made 406 competitive appearances for Bayern, scoring 119 goals, and has featured in 19 games this season.
“I am pleased that Franck is still playing that well,” Salihamidzic said. “He’s one of our key players.”
For large parts of the first half of this season, Ribery has replaced his fellow Frenchman Kingsley Coman, who suffered an ankle injury in August. (ESPN)