Robben suggests he could retire after Bayern Munich exit

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben has said that he could step down from the game after parting ways with Bayern Munich this summer. The 35-year-old is set to leave the Bavarian giants on a free when his contract expires next month and he appears to be mulling over the next challenge amid the persistent calf problems this season.

Speaking in a press conference, Robben said that he has yet to decide on his next challenge and that has come about from the delay due to a recurrent calf concern. He added to suggest that he could call quits on his career rather than seeking another challenge next term, he said: “I’m late in making a decision, but that has to do with my injury. I wanted to get back on the pitch and then think about my future. I hope to make a decision within one or two weeks, but I can’t promise anything. It’s not an easy choice to make. The whole package has to be right, not just in a footballing sense but also for my family.”

Bayern have been on a transition over the past year and the same is expected to continue this summer with Robben, Franck Ribery and Rafinha heading through the exit door. Prior to that, however, the trio have the opportunity to celebrate success with Bayern in the running to secure a domestic double.

Bayern are scheduled to face Eintracht Frankfurt at home during the final matchday of the season and they require at least one point to beat Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga crown. Elsewhere, they have reached the DFB Pokal Cup final where they would require to overcome RB Leipzig. Leipzighave been impressive this term after an average 2017/18 season and they have the quality within their ranks to deny Bayern a domestic double for the third-straight year.

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