Robben: No Manchester City talks

Bayern München winger Arjen Robben reveals there have been no discussions about him following outgoing head coach Pep Guardiola to Manchester City next season.

Furthermore, the Dutch forward was adamant that Guardiola would have more integrity than to begin trying to poach Bayern’s players before he had even left the club.

Guardiola revealed in January that he would not renew his contract with the Bavarians and confirmed at the start of this month that he would be taking over from Manuel Pellegrini at City next season.

Speculation has been rife over which of the playing personnel would follow the Spanish coach to the English Premier League, but Robben insists no such discussions have taken place.

“No, he didn’t ask me to join him on his way to Manchester City,” he told The Metro. “I don’t think he would do that. Not with me and not with other players either.

“We all have only one goal: To finish this season with as many trophies as possible. That’s the only thing that matters right now.

“I’m actually not really thinking about Guardiola’s departure yet. It’s still too nice to work with him on the pitch to think about his departure.

“In the next few months, I want to enjoy working with him. Hopefully, we can say goodbye to him by winning multiple trophies. He is an amazing coach.

“What I will miss the most from Guardiola? His obsession for the game and his knowledge which makes you a better football player. I’ve been playing football for a while, but Guardiola really made me a better player.

“I was 29 when I started working with him, so I wasn’t very young anymore. But if you see which kind of steps I made thanks to him, it shows you what he is capable of doing.”

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