Injuries have not been kind to Arjen Robben over the last three seasons. Despite being a key component of Pep Guardiola’s plans, Robben struggled to stay on the field when Bayern needed him the most. Now, with his contract expiring in the summer of 2017, Robben’s future is up in the air.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn’t ruled out re-signing Robben (and Franck Ribery, for that matter), but the possibility remains that Bayern will look to move oft-injured 32 year old if an offer is on the table that's beneficial to both sides.
“I want to be fit and stay healthy,” Robben said. “This is currently my greatest wish. I want to enjoy my football again."
A rumor has persisted that Turkish club Beşiktaş was interested in bringing Robben to the club, but no substantial sourcing was ever included. However, Kicker is reporting in their interview with Robben that there is indeed a “mega contract” offer on the table for Robben should he choose to join Beşiktaş.
However, Robben was interested in discussing the rumors. “At the moment, it does not matter.”
Options abound for Bayern and Robben. They could sell him this summer. They could let his contract run out next summer and let him walk on a free. They could re-sign him to another year or two.