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Robben leaving his options open after Bayern exit

Arjen Robben confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, ending a decade-long spell with the Bavarians, and has opened up about a potential return to England.

Robben has been linked with a return to the Premier League for the last few seasons, but now that he has confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, these rumours are growing more and more.

The Dutch winger will have his contract run out at the end of the season, and he has the option to either move to another club on a free transfer, or else to hang up his boots.

Whilst the 34-year-old has shown glimpses of returning to his former best, the spiralling form of Bayern Munich, as well as the constant injuries that he is having to face, has led to his place in the side being very limited, with Niko Kovac often preferring the youthful Serge Gnabry to the Dutchman.

When asked about his future with the club, Robben responded by saying that it is "still open, anything could still happen. Now was the right time to announce my departure."

Robben has managed to play at the top level for an unusual amount of time, considering that he plays in a position that is often more associated with youthful exuberance.

The winger has also played for Gronigen and PSV in the Netherlands, Chelsea in England and Real Madrid in Spain, and the availability of him on a free transfer is likely to attract plenty of clubs from around the world, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Philadelphia Union all being linked with a move for the 34-year-old.

Although he is going to be on the move, he has committed himself to Bayern Munich for the rest of the season, saying that his goal is "to leave with at least one trophy in the summer".

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