Robben discusses retirement

FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben says he is aware that his football career is slowly coming to an end but wants to return to one of his former clubs.

Currently aged 33, the Netherlands international is one of the most decorated footballers in the history of his country, with 33 goals from 93 international caps.

With 10 domestic league titles to his name in 17 years of professional football, Robben is one away from surpassing the late Johan Cruyff's record of 10 as the most successful Dutch footballer.

He recently signed a new deal at the Allianz Arena until 2018 following an excellent season for Bayern, having scored 16 goals and registering 14 assists in 37 games across all competitions.

Despite the impressive numbers, Robben feels it may be his last contract before hanging up his boots.

"I am approaching the end of my career, that is the reality," he told Kicker. "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.

"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.

"But I want six months away from the game first and just don't do anything at all."

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