At age 32 Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is no spring chicken, but the idea that he’s at the point where he wants to leave Germany and head to more favorable play in Turkey is laughable – to Robben that is.
According to the Daily Mail, Robben has dismissed rumors of a possible transfer to Turkish Super Lig giants Besiktas and maintained that his relationship with Bayern Munich remains as strong as ever.
‘It’s the same story all over again every year, I can only laugh about these rumours,’ Robben said.
‘I have a great relationship with the people at Bayern. We appreciate each other,’ he added.
‘Bayern know where to find me if they want to have a chat. I am always available. Or they can give my father (his agent) a call. Bayern have my number.
‘But the most important thing for me at the moment is to play some good football.’
Robben endured a challenging seventh season at Bayern this past season as he made just 15 appearances and scored four goals. His seven goals in all competitions were his fewest since the 2007-08 season with Real Madrid.
In more than a decade and a half of football in four different leagues, Robben has accumulated 515 games played and 180 goals scored. In the 2013-14 season with Bayern Munich, he set career highs with 45 total appearances and 21 total goals en route to Champions League Team of the Season honors.
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