Bayern star Robben drops retirement hint

Arjen Robben (AP)
Arjen Robben (AP)

Munich - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben suggested on Thursday he could retire at the end of the season when his contract with the Bundesliga champions expires.

The Dutchman called time on his international career last month after the Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but the 33-year-old remains a key player for Bayern.

"My future is open. I could stop at the end of the season or... I could play for three more years at Bayern," Robben was quoted as saying by Kicker magazine.

"Anything is possible for me," he said. "I'm only looking ahead to the next match, no further. I want to try and enjoy it and play at a high level for as long as possible."

Robben has been blighted by injury throughout his career and suffered a small muscle tear in his left thigh during Wednesday's 2-1 victory at Anderlecht in the Champions League.

He will miss Saturday's Bundesliga match against Borussia Moenchengladbach as a result.

Former Chelsea star Robben has won six German titles as well as the 2013 Champions League since joining Bayern from Real Madrid in 2009.

loading... Live
Crystal Palace 0
Chelsea 0
loading... Live
Watford 0
Norwich City 0
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
46% - 3624 votes
Cricket
11% - 862 votes
Football
18% - 1389 votes
Athletics
2% - 148 votes
Boxing
1% - 64 votes
Cycling
2% - 165 votes
Golf
5% - 399 votes
Motorsport
8% - 600 votes
Tennis
3% - 240 votes
Water sports
1% - 64 votes
American sports
1% - 60 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 205 votes
Vote