MILAN – Former France and Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is to join Fiorentina, the Serie A side said on Wednesday.
The club's website showed a video of the 36-year-old stepping off a private jet at Florence's Peretola airport before meeting officials.
Italian media said that around 300 Fiorentina supporters were also waiting to greet him.
Ribery said that his former Bayern team mate Luca Toni, an ex-Italy international who had two stints had Fiorentina, had helped convince him to make the move.
“He told me it's a great club and a beautiful city,” said Ribery, who was due to undergo a medical before signing a two-year contract.