May 3, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT
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.
Aug 27, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT
Southampton can now fully focus on the Premier League, because they’re officially out of Europe.
Aug 27, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT
Neymar could be a stunt double for Limerick’s Barry Cotter.
Aug 27, 2015, 1:41 PM EDT
UCL draw hands two PL teams favorable groups. As for the other two… woof.
Aug 27, 2015, 1:16 PM EDT
Argentine superstar picks up second UEFA Best Player award after stunning treble-winning season.
Aug 27, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT
The stars will be out in force as heavyweights collide at the first hurdle.
Aug 27, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT
Experienced center backs both missed Liverpool game through injury. Will they return this weekend?
Aug 27, 2015, 10:50 AM EDT
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Aug 27, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
Super Mario knows he is running out of chances to salvage his career.
Aug 27, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT
Gunners boss says he will be available “24 hours” as Deadline Day approaches.
Aug 27, 2015, 8:28 AM EDT
Back in black, the Red Devils have a snazzy new jersey for their UCL games this season.
Aug 27, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT
Have City given up on signing KDB this summer?
Aug 26, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT
Three matches certainly don’t tell the tale of an entire season, but it’s a decent length chapter in the story of the 2015-16 Premier League.
Aug 26, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT
Martinez wants Stones to stay, and says chairman Bill Kenwight isn’t going to cash in this late in the window.
Aug 26, 2015, 7:56 PM EDT
The Times’ Chief Football Correspondant Oliver Kay says the move should be done soon, and for less than $90 million.
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