Arjen Robben has ​confirmed that he is taking retirement very seriously as an option after departing ​Bayern Munich at the end of this season, ​according to BBC


The 35-year-old winger is set to leave Bayern after 10 years at the end of the season, and has been linked with clubs as diverse as ​Inter Milan and his hometown club Groningen.


At a press conference in Munich on Tuesday, Robben said that he still didn’t know what life after Bayern held for him.


"I am late making my decision because of my injury. I wanted to get back on the pitch first,” said Robben, who had been sidelined since November before returning to action against Hannover two weeks ago.



“My wife would have preferred it otherwise, to be honest,” he said.


“It is not an easy decision to make. If you decide that you are going to keep playing, you have to find a place where everything is just right, not just in terms of football but also for my family.”


Asked whether he might stop playing altogether, Robben said it was possible. “It is an option, but I don’t know whether it will happen,” he said.


The Dutchman, who won the treble in 2013, now hopes that he can win an eighth ​Bundesliga title, his seventh in a row. However, that is not a given, as Bayern must beat Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. 


Robben admitted that he had goosebumps thinking about the occasion. 


“To be crowned champions on Saturday, after 10 years, in front of 70,000 fans at a full Allianz Arena. There is nothing better.”


Robben will want to help the Bavarian club win on his final league game to ensure they retain the Bundesliga title, failing which, ​Borussia Dortmund will win the title for the first time in seven seasons.