It has been no secret in these parts where once specific writer would like Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben to continue his glorious career (HINT: In an industrial little town called Chester that is home to the Philadelphia Union) in the United States.
Now, according to reports out of Italy, a Dutch legend, playing in Germany may be shunning a future in such destinations as Japan or The Netherlands in favor of Major League Soccer where could have his pick of destinations in the U.S. (PHILLY!) or Canada (Boo!).
Could it be happening? Calciomercato thinks so:
Calciomercato exclusively understand that Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben is leaning towards a move to the MLS over a possible move to Inter Milan. Robben has already announced that he will leave the Bavarian club at the end of the season. The Dutchman is currently injured and may not be able to feature for the club by the time the season ends.
Calciomercato exclusively understands that while Inter remain interested in signing Robben, the winger is more keen on signing for an MLS club than heading to the San Siro. We understand that Inter have held talks for Robben already and the club remain interested in the player. The player’s contract at Bayern runs out at the end of the season, after which he will be a free agent. MLS clubs have also expressed their interest in the 35-year-old.
But which MLS clubs? Hmmmm...I can think of one team who could use such a weapon. Don’t let the snake with arms fool you, Philadelphia has much more to offer!
Regardless, Robben’s time to decide on his future is approaching and if he needs any help house hunting in the Philadelphia-area, well I may know one BFW staff member (and maybe one special Union fan) willing to give him the grand tour of the area.