Arjen Robben to Leave Bayern Munich, May Consider MLS Move

Arjen Robben. Photo by Pixathlon/REX/Shutterstock

Dutch star winger Arjen Robben is leaving Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the end of this season. Robben, who spent 10 years with the team and 18 trophies during that time, announced his decision on Monday during a meet-and-greet with fan groups.

I can say that this is my last year [at Bayern] and it is good like that,” – Robben told reporters on Monday. “I have taken the decision, personally, that this will be my last year. I think it is the right moment after 10 years. The club moves on and I may move on. It is the end of a very good and long period.

This, however, doesn’t mean that the 34-year-old will stop playing soccer.

I may move on. I won’t stop completely yet,” – he added when asked whether this means his retirement from soccer.

According to reports, there are several destinations Arjen Robben is considering at the moment. He might consider a move to Major League Soccer, having stated on several occasions before that he would like to play in the United States. Another option for him is Japan’s J1 League, which already has several European soccer stars like Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres.

During his illustrious career, Arjen Robben won national league titles with PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, and Real Madrid but his greatest success came with Bayern Munich. Robben arrived at the club in 2009 and went on to play 305 games and score 143 games in all competitions. He won seven Bundesliga titles during that time alongside one Champions League trophy.