Report: Arjen Robben is close to extending his contract

Adam Pretty

The Hero of Wembley will reportedly sign a contract extension with Bayern Munich shortly.

Bayern Munich have made it a point over the last several months to wrap up contract extensions as soon as possible, so all of the focus can be on the field. While the club has reached agreements with Franck Ribery, David Alaba, Rafinha, and Jerome Boateng, there have been two holdouts. Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben have yet to put pen to paper on an extension. However, it looks like at least one of those is soon to change.

According to a report out of Voetbal International, Robben will be signing his extension later this month through 2017. His father (and agent) Hans Robben has a meeting in Munich in the next few weeks to finalize the deal. They say that the negotiations should not take more than "ten minutes".

Robben just turned 30 two weeks ago and will be 33 by the time this new contract is done. There is an option year on the back-end of the proposed deal but will Bayern keep on an aging winger that relies on his speed as much as anything else?

Back in January, Robben was asked about potentially finishing his career at Bayern. His response? "Why not? Here I feel great. The atmosphere in the team is great." I really can't think of any reason to not keep Robben around at this point. Here's to (hopefully) a great additional two years.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bavarian Football Works

You must be a member of Bavarian Football Works to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bavarian Football Works. You should read them.

Join Bavarian Football Works

You must be a member of Bavarian Football Works to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bavarian Football Works. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker