Bayern Munich's highly pursued midfielder was in scintillating form the past season. Europe's top clubs were in hot pursuit to sign him for next season and Bayern had to put an exorbitant price tag on their star to ward off interest.
Later on, Ribery signed a new deal at Bayern and was expected by many to be France's savior in the World Cup. But earlier this year he was embroiled in a scandal regarding under-age prostitutes.
That might have affected him as Ribery failed to fulfill the high standards expected from him. He made some good moves and looked his usual self at times, but that was only during a very minor time span.
He failed to make clear passes to his teammates as well as keep possession. The interested clubs might have reconsidered their decisions after watching his performance in the World Cup.