Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that he is hopeful that winger Arjen Robben will sign a new contract with the club.
The Dutchman is out of contract at the end of the season and has struggled with injuries in recent campaigns, but Bayern are eager to retain his services.
As reported by goal, Rummenigge said: “We have also spoken with Robben over a contract renewal. “He wants to wait until Christmas, but there is nothing to suggest we will not agree a one-year renewal with him as well. I think things will work out.
“Ribery and Robben might be turning 34 and 33, respectively, but they still give us something extra.”
Robben has made a significant impact for Bayern when fit this season, scoring three goals in seven appearances in the Bundesliga.
A player who is capable of gliding past opponents with ease, Robben is extremely skillful and is also an impressive finisher.
Despite being 32, Robben is still a high quality player and, if he remains fit, could continue playing at a high level for several further seasons.
Bayern, in their first season under Carlo Ancelotti, are currently in second place in the Bundesliga, with Red Bull Leipzig the surprise leaders. Robben played 25 minutes as Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 yesterday.
Arjen Robben has been successful with 57% of his attempted take-ons in the Bundesliga this season.