12/10/2018 4:54:17 PM (GMT+3)

Bayern Munich star Robben hints at retirement next June

Bayern Munich star Robben hints at retirement next June

NEW DELHI: Dutch international Arjen Robben hinted at retirement in June after confirming on Monday he will quit Bayern Munich.

The 35-year-old’s contract with the defending Bundesliga champions expires next June.

“Of course, it’s a big step, which you don't just make in one day,” he said in an interview to Kicker. “I thought about it a lot and it feels good that it’s now out, also for the fans and the club. It was the right point in time.”

Robben, who missed out his club’s last two matches due to thigh injury, could make his return when against Ajax away in the Champions League on Wednesday. Both teams are through to the last 16 and Bayern need only a point in Amsterdam to win Group E.

Robben also missed Saturday’s 3-0 league win at home to Nuremberg which left Bayern third in the table and nine points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.

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