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Robben rubbishes move to Turkey, wishes to stay at Bayern

May 3, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

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Ahead of Bayern Munich’s chance to complete a fantastic treble, rumors continue to fly as some look ahead to next season.

Dutch superstar Arjen Robben has been occasionally left in the shadows, making just 14 league appearances and 8 in the Champions League during Bayern’s incredible season.

However, Robben has stomped on rumors suggestion he could head to Turkey at Galatasaray in search of more first-team time and a chance to play alongside countryman Wesley Sneijder.

Robben told Radio Netherlands, “Simply put, I will not go to Turkey.  We haven’t had any contact with clubs from that country.  I want to stay here, in Munich.”

The 29-year old winger insisted he is focused on the enormous match ahead.  “This year, we must win the trophy” Robben stated.  “It is the third time in four years we have reached the final.  That is unique, but now we have to finish it.”

Despite the limited time, Robben has amassed a great goal-to-minute ratio for his position, scoring once every 211 minutes in all competitions, and even more important for the winger, he’s picked up an assist once every 155 minutes.

Recently he’s been on fire, scoring in both the legs against Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal, and picking up at least a goal or assist in 5 of his last 7 Bundesliga appearances.

Robben’s contract expires in June of 2015.

  1. Dan - May 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    So much speculation surrounding Robben. If he does stay, where does he fit with Ribery, Müller, Götze and Shaqiri?

  2. listerineman - May 4, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    Dan | May 3, 2013, 21:53 ‘ EDT
    So much speculation surrounding Robben. If he does stay, where does he fit with Ribery, Müller, Götze and Shaqiri?
    Backup behind Götze. But honestly I cant see him stay in Munich. He wasnt happy with his situation this season. And next season can get worse for him. However, he’s a great player, who sometimes needs a kick in a**.

  3. korules - May 4, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    Radio 538 is not, was not and will never be known as Radio Netherlands.
    Whoever told you this is hilarious, yet wrong.

  4. seanb20124 - May 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    If you did not have to, who would move to Turkey

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