It's official. After the Bundesliga leaders completed the signings of Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy, Bayern Munich and Arjen Robben have agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep the veteran winger playing at the Allianz Arena until the end of the 2017/2018 season.
Robben, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the season, is now set to play a ninth season with Bayern. He has 121 goals and 97 assists in 233 games in his Bayern career and has won the Bundesliga title five times, the DFB Cup four times, the DFL Supercup twice, the Champions League, the UEFA Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
"Arjen is one of the best players in the world in his position," said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as part of the club's statement. "He's played for us for almost eight years now and has become an important part of our club in this time. We're delighted he's going to pull on an Bayern shirt for a further year."
"I'm very happy that I'll be playing a further year for Bayern," Robben said. "The club is one of the best in the world and Munich has become a second home for me and my family. I want to continue playing at the highest level and win as many trophies as possible."
"Our talks with Arjen and his father [and agent] Hans took place in a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere," Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said. "We reached a very amicable solution as partners to facilitate the continuation of our work together."