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Daily Schmankerl: Ajax to intensify pursuit of Meritan Shabani; Arjen Robben still uncertain on his future; and MORE!

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It’s quite a day for Dutch-related Schmankerl items.

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Ajax pushing hard for Shabani (Sport.de)

Earlier in the month it was reported that if Frenkie de Jong was going to move on from Ajax, the Dutch club would pursue Bayern Munich prospect Meritan Shabani as a replacement. Now that De Jong has officially signed with FC Barcelona, Ajax is reportedly set to make its move for Bayern’s young midfielder per Sport.de.

After Bild reported the possible departure of Shabani at the beginning of January, Kicker confirmed that the young midfielder is on the wish list of the Dutch record champion Ajax Amsterdam. A transfer is possible in the coming days, they say.

”Of course, this is also a recognition of our work, if such clubs are interested in our players,” revealed Bayern coach Holger Seitz.

Should Shabani leave Bayern, he would already be the third highly-touted youth player, to turn his back on the record champion within a few months.

Robben still undecided on his future (SempreInter.com)

As he fades into the twilight of his career with Bayern, Arjen Robben is still not sure where the next step on his journey will take him. In an interview on Radio 538 that was captured by SempreInter.com, Robben talked openly about the uncertainty of where he is in the process of finding a new team.

I still don’t know what I’ll do. I have to think about everything and I could even stop playing, but everything is still up in the air. I don’t want to wait too long to make a decision but neither do I want to make a decision without thinking a bit. The opinion of my family is very important in the choice that I’ll make.

Robben has been linked to Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven, and FC Groningen, but I’m still holding out hope he will spend a year or two in Philadelphia and will even offer my home for him to crash if he needs a few days to scope things out. Just sayin’, beers are on me as well.

(Pretty sure that will seal the deal)

Robben’s “Top 10 Goals” for Bayern compiled (FC Bayern Munich - You Tube)

You might have known you needed to watch this video of Robben today, but you really do.

Still would not be discouraged by any 11 that potentially features both Lewandowski and Werner (WhoScored)

You may have already read the latest on Timo Werner’s transfer saga as RB Leipzig is getting serious about keeping the 22-year-old. I would be excited to see both Robert Lewandowski and Werner on the field together, though, even if they both miss a lot of shots.