Robben close to agreeing new Bayern deal

FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben says he is confident he will soon agree a contract extension with the club, effectively ending speculation over his future at the Allianz Arena.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently expressed his confidence that contract extension would soon be agreed with Robben, and the player has now echoed the sentiments of the club’s chairman.

With his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, Robben is reportedly seeking more than a one-year extension. This is believed to be the biggest sticking point in the ongoing negotiations.

And Robben, whose father is also his agent, is hopeful that the two parties in question will come to common consensus in the near future.

“My father is ready [for a talk], he likes to drink coffee with Mr. Rummenigge,” Robben told Sky Deutschland.

“I read as well about the contract term, but we are not so far apart.

“Maybe everything is done after one talk. It will not be very difficult.”

The Netherlands international, 32, joined the Bundesliga giants from Real Madrid in 2009 and has gone on to make 229 appearances in all competitions, bagging 120 goals in the process.

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