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Franck Ribery appears in court over unpaid £3.1m fee to his former agent

Franck Ribery showed up on court on Tuesday after his previous agent asserted the Bayern Munich star owed him €3.5million (£3.1m).

Bruno Heiderscheid claims he is owed the figure as commission from Ribery’s £27m transfer from Marseille to Bayern in 2007. Ribery is challenging the claim.

The agent shows there was a verbal understanding made, and later a physical report, which was appeared to the court. In any case, Ribery demands that his signature on the report had been forged.

‘I have never seen this document,’ Ribery told the German news office DPA.

He likewise said that he had ‘never had a talk on this subject with Mr Heiderscheid’.

Wearing a dark suit and coat, Ribery looked sad and emotional in court and putting his hand in the head before the begin of procedures.

A verdict has been postponed until January 16 after Heiderscheid didnt show up in Munich court after his flight from Brussels was wiped out.

‘I am exceptionally quiet about the decision which will be made in court,’ Heiderscheid told AFP. ‘He (Ribery) will have to face the consequences.

Ribery, 34, as of late came back to the Bayern side after knee injury, starting in both Saturday’s 1-0 triumph at Eintracht Frankfurt and last week ago’s Cham[pions League win against  Paris Saint-Germain.

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