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Why Everton owner Farad Moshiri could give all-clear to Franck Ribery signing

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Why Everton owner Farad Moshiri could give all-clear to Franck Ribery signing

Everton could green light the signing of Franck Ribery with the free agent still looking for a new club.

Bayern Munich and Ribery parted ways this summer after his prolific career with the German giants.

The 36-year-old spent 12 years with Bayern and is now weighing up his next move as he hopes to continue his playing career.

The winger has offers from the MLS as well as from Asia, but he may instead end up in the Premier League.

Everton have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Ribery.

The ex-France international is open to the idea of heading to Goodison Park and playing under Marco Silva.

And the Toffees must weigh up whether they will look to hand the veteran attacker a contract.

According to 90min.com, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is Ribery’s best hope of getting a deal.

The Toffees chief is said to like the idea of bringing big-name players to the club.

Moshiri was credited with interest in luring Diego Costa to Merseyside from Atletico Madrid during the summer.

File photo dated 05-11-2017 of Everton co-owner Farhad Moshiri. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday September 11, 2018. Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri has increased his stake in the Premier League club. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

And now the owner is attracted to the prospect of bringing Ribery in despite Everton’s array of wingers.

Alex Iwobi was bought from Arsenal on deadline day for £35m, while Bernard, Richarlison and Theo Walcott are all part of Silva’s squad.

90min.com add that manager Silva and Everton sporting director Marcel Brands still have not decided if signing Ribery on a short-term contract would be worthwhile.

However, making the Bayern hero an offer is not ruled out at this stage.

Ribery would likely have to take a pay cut to join, having earned £160,000-a-week on his last deal with Bayern.

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That is around £30,000-a-week more than Everton’s current top earners.

The Toffees have big ambitions under Silva, though, and are aiming to secure European qualification this season.

Ribery would bring a wealth of experience at the highest level to a team which has become the new campaign with a draw and a win.

Everton, who are yet to concede a goal, have started the Premier League season well, drawing 0-0 at Crystal Palace before winning 1-0 at home to Watford yesterday.

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