I think one thing behind Ribery’s extension might be that for example Real started to think him as a bit risky investment: injuries, problems in private life etc. Also Robben’s remark that in Real he would be just one among many other superstars might have influenced Ribery. Ribery has also realized that Bayern is really committed to improve the team and that Bayern is not so far away from likes of Chelcea, Barca etc. Success in the CL. Realizing that Bayern is really very caring club. When Babbel left for Liverpool in 2000 he said that among the top clubs in Europe Bayern is the most humane and as an example referred to the case of Alan McInally. Some of your might be familiar with Alan’s tragedy. And, of course, money!