Robben signs contract extension with Bayern

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

German football club FC Bayern Munich yesterday announced Dutch winger Arjen Robben has signed a one contract extension until June 2018.

Robben playing for Bayern in 2015.
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32-year-old Robben joined the German side in 2009 from Spanish capital club Real Madrid. Spending seven years with Munich, Robben has scored 82 goals in 152 Bundesliga appearances and netted 23 goals in 53 UEFA Champions League matches. Robben has won five Bundesliga titles, and four DFB-Pokal titles. In 2013, Robben scored the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium against Bayern's arch rivals Borussia Dortmund.

After signing the contract, Robben said, "I'm very happy that I'll be playing a further year for FC Bayern. 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." ((de))German language: ‍Ich bin glücklich, dass ich ein weiteres Jahr beim FC Bayern spielen werde. Der Verein gehört zu den besten der Welt und München ist für mich und meine Familie zu einer zweiten Heimat geworden. Ich möchte weiter auf Top-Niveau spielen und so viele Titel wie möglich gewinnen.

On Sunday, Bayern announced signings of 21-year-old Niklas Süle and 26-year-old Sebastian Rudy from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim who are to join the Bayern squad in July. The German internationals have penned a five-year and a three-year contract respectively.

In the last two months, Bayern Munich has announced Polish striker Robert Lewandowski signed a contract extension until June 2021 and French winger Franck Ribéry signed a one-year contract extension with the club.