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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben is contemplating retirement as he reaches the end of his current contract, while confirming he'll return to the Netherlands.
The Dutch winger continues to play an important role within Carlo Ancelotti's side helping Bayern win the Bundesliga. Robben's left peg is still the architect of many defences downfalls but despite the ability he possess, the 33-year-old is aware his playing career is nearing an end.
Robben in action for Bayern. Image: PA
And speaking about his future, Robben suggested that he could call time on his illustrious career when his Bayern contract expires next summer.
"I am approaching the end of my career, that is the reality," he told Kicker via Squawka.
Robben celebrates winning the Bundesliga title. Image: PA
"More and more, I am starting to look forward to whatever is coming my way after my career. I am very relaxed, I am not worried too much about what will happen in 2018. I am just focusing on the here and now."
Though while he mulls over his remaining time as a footballer, Robben knows that he'll be heading home to Eredivisie side Groningen, and is confident he can gain a position in some capacity.
Robben in action for PSV after moving from Groningen. Image: PA
"The one thing I know for sure is that I will return to Netherlands after my career, to Groningen. I still have close ties with my boyhood club. I might be able to do something there."
Before revealing how he wants six months away from the sport he's been involved with since a teenage. "But I want six months away from the game first and just don't do anything at all."
Robben has 92 caps and 33 goals to his name on international level. Image: PA
Phillip Lahm and Xabi Alonso have already bid an emotional farewell after playing their last games not just for the German champions but also their careers.
And it appears Bayern could also be saying goodbye to another brilliant player in Robben.