Ribery: Bayern attract world-class players

The France international has hailed the Bundesliga leaders' renewed ability to sign big names following their success in Europe in recent years
Franck Ribery believes that Bayern Munich can compete with clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and big guns from the Premier League when it comes to attracting high-profile names in the transfer market.

The Frenchman feels that world-class players previously preferred a move to Spain or England, but the Bavarians recent good results have made them an enticing destination, too.

"Bayern have always been Bayern. However, in the past, top-players were more likely to look at Barcelona, Real Madrid or the Premier League," Ribery told Sport Bild.

"Nowadays, you get the impression that world-class players would prefer to join Bayern. 

"The fact that we reached the Champions League final two times in the last three years speaks for itself."

Ribery joined Bayern from Olympique de Marseille in the summer of 2007, and has since become a key player at the Allianz Arena.