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Robben admits he might retire after leaving Bayern

NUREMBERG, GERMANY - APRIL 28: Arjen Robben of Muenchen arrives prior to the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Nuernberg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Max-Morlock-Stadion on April 28, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Dutch footballer Arjen Robben is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, but he says he might as well retire now.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is set to leave the club after the end of this season after ten years playing with the club.

And he has yet to say where he will play next, but the 35-year-old player might decide to hang up his boots instead of looking to end his career in another club.

“I’m late in making a decision, but that has to do with my injury. I wanted to get back on the pitch and then think about my future,” Robben was quoted by Goal.

“I hope to make a decision within one or two weeks, but I can’t promise anything.”

He explained: “It’s not an easy choice to make. The whole package has to be right, not just in a footballing sense but also for my family.”

“The easiest thing to do would be to stop. That is also an option for me, but I’m not sure whether I will do that.”

33-year-old teammate Rafinha also wanted to talk about Robben leaving the team: “We’ve been together for so long. That’s the most important. Not the last game or the last title.”

“The friendship we have here is the most important thing. That’s why my mother said that I should say thank you for everything, to all employees and players. These people are very important to me.”