Liverpool & Tottenham target Arjen Robben happy at Bayern
Arjen Robben insists he is committed to Bayern Munich amid reported interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur
Arjen Robben has insisted he is happy at Bayern Munich despite recent reports linking the Dutch winger with a return to the Premier League.
The 28-year-old, who joined Bayern from Real Madrid in a €25m (£20.4m) deal in 2009 and won the Bundesliga title in his first season at the Allianz Arena, has been linked with both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur of late.
Robben won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup twice during a three-year spell at Chelsea, but the Netherlands international has now all but ruled out a move back to England, insisting he is happy in Munich.
“No, actually I don’t [want to play in any other countries],” Robben told Champions magazine. “I’m not somebody who plans the future, I just dream.
“In the past, I’ve learned that you can’t plan too far ahead. So I’ll wait to see how things go in the next few years. I feel in a good place at Bayern and, as I say, I have already played at some really nice clubs.
“I’m very happy here because Bayern is so well-organised. It’s the biggest club in Germany and has a lot of prestige in Europe and worldwide.”
Robben is hoping to reach his second Champions League final with Bayern, and the German side took a big step towards the showpiece at their home stadium on 19 May with a 2-1 victory over his former employers Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final in Munich on Tuesday night.
“[The prospect of playing a final at the Allianz Arena] is definitely extra motivation,” added Robben.
“The final being in your own stadium makes it even more special. It would be fantastic for the club, especially for the people who have been working at Bayern for a long time.”