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Report: Benfica mulling offer to Arjen Robben

The Portuguese power club might be looking for someone who can cut-in from the right side; know anyone available?

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Arjen Robben’s final three games with Bayern Munich will surely be anticipated given the great stakes. Not only are the Bavarians in search of a win this weekend against RB Leipzig to nail down a seventh consecutive Bundeliga title, but Bayern is also preparing to face-off against Die Roten Bullen again on May 25th for the DFB-Pokal final. In between those tilts, Bayern will square-off against Eintracht Frankfurt.

It will be a challenging, but important stretch for Die Roten. As for Robben, the end of his run in Munich is near, but not everyone is ready to throw dirt on the grave of the Dutchman’s career. The 35-year-old already had inquiries from Dutch clubs like FC Groningen, PSV Eindhoven, and Ajax, while FC Tokyo and Toronto FC are both rumored to be interested as well.

That list, however, might be able to be expanded by one club as Portuguese power Benfica might want to bring in Robben. AZ captured a piece by Sport Bild, which highlighted why the Benfica front office is considering a move for the veteran winger.

According to Sport Bild, Benfica Lisbon is now also interested in the offensive player. According to this, there have already been “first talks” with the responsible persons of the Portuguese record champion. The 35-year-old is said to have made a good impression on the Benfica bosses, especially in the two matches against Portugal in this year’s Champions League.

When on the pitch this season, Robben has shown to be effective enough to still make an impact, but the Bayern legend has battled numerous, nagging injuries. Regardless, should Robben decide he wants to continue to play, he will have plenty of options at home in the Netherlands or abroad.

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