Major League Soccer might get another European soccer superstar in the summer. Bayern Munich’s winger Arjen Robben is strongly considering moving to MLS after his current one-year deal with the team expires. Playing in China and Qatar also seem like viable options for the 34-year old.
Robben was recently asked by Germany’s Sportbuzzer on whether he could see himself playing in the United States, China, or Qatar.
“That’s exactly the current topic of conversation at my kitchen table at the moment when talking to friends and family,” – said Robben. “Now is the time that I have to make a decision. A few years ago, it was usually relatively straightforward but I am approaching the end [of my career] now and I have a lot to think about. It’s not easy but it’s also exciting. A lot is still open but I have already ruled out certain things in my head — but they are staying private.“
If he decides to make a move to MLS, Robben would be welcomed by his former Bayern Munich teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is currently playing for Chicago Fire. One thing is for sure, Robben thinks he has plenty left to offer.
“I’m still feeling very fit at the moment and believe I can still play for one or two years more at the highest level — that is my goal.” – he added.
During his professional career, Arjen Robben played for some of the biggest European teams including Chelsea and Real Madrid. However, his biggest success came in Germany where he won six Bundesliga and four DFB-Pokal trophies as well as UEFA Champions League in the 2012-2013 season. In 2017, he decided to retire from playing at the international level, after his Netherlands failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup. Robben has played 24 games for Bayern in all competitions this season, scoring on five occasions.