Arjen Robben's Father Claims Dutch Winger Wants New Contract at Bayern Munich

Published on: 29 September 2016

Arjen Robben's father has revealed that the Dutch staris keen to prolong his stay at German champions Bayern Munich and sign a new contract.

Arjen would like to stay but there are two parties involved in the debate,� saidthe 32-year-old forward's father and agent Hans Robben in an interview withKicker.

In relation to Bayern's role in contract negotiations, he added: "Normally it shouldn't be a problem, but it takes two to tango."

Robben arrived at the club in 2009 from Real Madrid and has since won five Bundesliga titles as well as a Champions League.

Despite being instrumental in some of Bayern's success, Robben has had to endure numerous spells on the sidelines.His best season in terms of steering clear of injury came in 2009-10, when he managed 1,778 out of a possible 3,060 minutes of playing time.

Asked whether his son would sign a one year extention at the club, Robben Snr said: "I don't know. We'll get down to talks and then we'll see what the situation is."

The Dutchman had been out since March with a groin injury but made his return in Bayern's 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin, scoring within seven minutes of his introduction from the bench. He also made an appearance as a substitute in Bayern's 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

Robben scored his 78th Bundesliga goal in 143 appearances for Bayern against Hertha Berlin and will be hoping to add more to his tally when he returns to full fitness. Getting a regular starting place won't be easy though, Bayern boasting some of the world's best talent in wide areas with the likes of Douglas Costa, Frank Ribery and Kingsley Coman.