Arjen Robben: Puts Rumors to Rest, Signs Extension with Bayern Munich

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIMay 3, 2012

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 25:  Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich  looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg between Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich at The Bernabeu Stadium on April 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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The 28-year-old Dutch winger, Arjen Robben, is staying with FC Bayern Munich.

He was linked with Liverpool and Tottenham as he had reportedly canceled contract talks. It was revealed that he and fellow Bayern teammate, Franck Ribéry, had a spat over a free kick, resulting in Ribéry slapping Robben in the face.

Robben's contract was due to expire in 2013, but new reports have surfaced that Robben has indeed, signed a new two-year contract with Bayern Munich, hopefully ending this debacle. 

Mirrorfootball.co.uk quotes Robben from Bayern's official website:

I've always emphasised that I feel very, very settled in Munich and at FC Bayern. This is the reason I'm glad to extend my contract ahead of its expiry. FC Bayern is like a family to me. Two of my three children were born in Munich, and my family and I feel at home here.

This contract extension is also the right decision for me from a sporting perspective. We have a magnificent team, and I'm certain we'll enjoy the maximum possible footballing success in the years to come.

This is great news for Bayern, as Robben has been very important for the club, scoring in the second leg of the semifinal against Real Madrid to send the game into penalties.

He might be injury-prone, but when on form, he can deliver some mean crosses and keep the wings alight with his explosive pace. I'm glad to see that the Robben is no longer the journeyman that he once was, committing himself to a well-respected club. 

You'll see Robben at the Allianz Arena until 2015.

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