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Robben: the future after Bayern Munich is wide open

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Arjen Robben discusses what comes next, and he doesn’t rule out retiring completely after Bayern Munich.

FC Bayern Muenchen v SL Benfica - UEFA Champions League Group E Photo by Alex Hassenstein/Getty Images

Arjen Robben announced last week that his time at FC Bayern Munich is coming to an end after this season. Robben tells kicker that the next step is still wide open. About his decision to move on,

Something like this is naturally a big step. You don’t decide something like that in one day, just like that. Now that it is a sure thing, it feels good with the fans and the club. It was the right moment.

Robben hasn’t ruled out retiring completely, but if the right offer comes, he won’t turn it down.

If an offer comes in that I am 100% convinced about, and I say, “that is something good, that is what I want to do,” then I will keep playing. If the ideal offer doesn’t come in, then the end will come.

Since the Dutchman announced that he would be leaving, many have speculated where he may end up next. Many in the Netherlands pote to see the former Dutch international back in the Eredivisie, even back at his home club of Groningen. As a man of his word, Robben isn’t yet ready to commit:

I’ve said before that I can’t promise a return. When you promise something, you have to keep it.

Robben has scored three goals for Bayern this year in nine appearances. If Bayern can fight back from the nine-point deficit they find themselves in now, Robben will celebrate his eighth Meisterschale in ten seasons.