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Bundesliga: former club signals interest in seals

Bundesliga: former club signals interest in seals

The Dutch first division club FC Groningen dreams of the return of superstar Arjen Robben. The attacker of Bayern Munich once made his breakthrough in Groningen and could now return there after the announced end of his time at Säbener Strasse.

Hans Nijland, head of sports in Groningen for 22 years, told the Dagblad van het Noorden: “It would be a dream if he came and ended his active career at FC Groningen”.

He also confirmed that there had already been contact: “Arjen’s father Hans informed me on Sunday afternoon about the decision that Arjen was leaving FC Bayern. One day later Nijland himself wrote a message to Robben.

Robben was born in the youth of FC Groningen, where he played from 1996 to 2002. 4.3 million euros was then transferred to PSV Eindhoven, before he was transferred to FC Bayern via FC Chelsea and Real Madrid in 2009.

His contract in Munich expires at the end of this season and Robben confirmed at the weekend that he will be finished at Säbener Straße. Whether he would continue his career, the 34-year-old right-winger left open the question.

Groningen is currently in a disappointing 16th place in the Eredivise, taking a relegation rank. In order for a seal return to work, the ex-national player (96 missions, 37 goals for the Elftal) would probably have to be prepared for salary losses.

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