Robben has no end

The Dutch team would have offered to extend his contract for one more season to the 37-year-old footballer, who has only played two games due to injuries.


Groningen have offered Arjen Robben to extend his contract for another year, even though injuries have kept him off the pitch for most of the season. "His contract is about to expire, but if he says he wants to continue another year, we will say immediately: yes please," said the team's technical director, Mark-Jan Fledderus, in an interview on the club's television today. and published on their website.

Robben, 37, announced his retirement in July 2019, when he was playing for Bayern Munich, but surprised the football world when he announced in June 2020 his return to play for Groningen, the modest team of the Dutch first division in the one that was formed. However, he has only been able to play 44 minutes in two games due to a calf injury. Last February, he even suggested that he consider hanging up his boots permanently in the coming months if his physical condition does not improve.However, Fledderus said the management team's intention is to have him for next season. "Even though he played only a few minutes in the Eredivisie, we are very happy with him. He comes every day, works very hard, is an example for the young people and is incredibly valuable to the club," said the Groningen manager, who is sixth in the Dutch league. "We are not ending his contract and we hope to have him for a longer time," concluded Fledderus.

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