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Report: Arjen Robben is close to extending his contract

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

Adam Pretty

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.

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