Toni backs Juventus bid for Bayern Munich pal Ribery

Luca Toni admits Bayern Munich teammate Franck Ribery would be ideal for Juventus.

Luca Toni admits Bayern Munich teammate Franck Ribery would be ideal for Juventus.

Ribery is under consideration at Juve as a replacement for veteran midfielder Pavel Nedved and Toni told Tuttosport: "Nedved is a great champion, but, in my opinion, Ribery is stronger.

"Franck is playing outside left for Bayern in a 4-4-2 system, the position he wants. Within a few years, he'll become one of the top three players in the world. He's a real phenomenon.

"It's normal for the big European clubs to follow him carefully. But if I were the manager of Bayern, I would not ever let him leave."

Toni also revealed: "He asks me a lot of questions about Italian football. He's also learning the language, but only so we can speak with eachother."

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