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A little over a month ago, Arjen Robben announced that this will be his last season with Bayern Munich. The Dutchman has spent nearly a decade at the club, finding overwhelming success during this time, but he now recognizes it is time he parts ways with the Bavarians.
Robben is 34-years-old, but still has much to offer a top European club despite being past his prime. He hasn’t confirmed any plans about his future, but it seems entirely unlikely that he goes straight into retirement.
According to reports in Italy, Robben has been offered to Inter who are keen to pursue. The Dutchman, who has spent a decade in Munich, had been linked with a return to the Netherlands having began his career with Groningen and PSV.
Inter are third in Serie Aat the moment. They’re just five points behind Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli in second place but a whopping 14 points behind unbeaten league leaders Juventus, who have only dropped points on two occasions this season.
What Robben said…
“I’m very proud, happy [to have received offers]”, Robben told reporters. “It was quite busy the last few weeks, especially for my dad who is my agent but it’s nice to hear you know that clubs are interested”, he added.
“For me, the future is still open, I’m still waiting, I want to wait as well. I need to focus on getting fit and getting back into football again and I don’t know when but of course I have to make a decision”, the Dutch giant revealed.
“I won’t wait until the end of this season because I also have a family so I have to plan ahead a little bit. I’m privileged and really grateful that teams are showing interest”, Robben told the press.