OFFICIAL: Bayern Legend
Robben Confirmed To Play For
Groningen In 20-21 Season
Bayern legend Arjen Robben will come out of retirement and will be section of his boyhood membership FC Groningen’s squad for the upcoming preseason.
FC Groningen have signed Arjen Robben for the 2020-21 season, with the Dutchman returning to his childhood club.
Robben left Bayern Munich in 2019 and entered retirement after a stellar 10 12 months profession with the club, however will now be becoming a member of Groningen, the place he made his debut as a 16-year-old.
‘After a incredible journey of 18 years, we’re coming home,’ Robben stated in a video accompanying the announcement.
The 36-year-old left Bayern Munich at the stop of final season, asserting his retirement on July 4, 2019.
However, Groningen say Robben has been lower back in coaching for the previous few weeks in order to be equipped to go at the begin of the 2020-21 season.
He says his shock comeback is so he can assist the membership via a time of crisis. An legit unveiling will manifest at a press convention on Sunday.
‘The membership can use any assist all through this length to get thru the corona crisis,’ stated Robben. ‘I myself have additionally participated in a number of moves and additionally concept about what else I may want to do for our club.
‘In latest weeks I have had many consultations with human beings inside the membership and possibly the most listened to the supporters: “Arjen, comply with your heart!”…
‘It commenced to itch and now it’s my mission. I’m working on a comeback as a footballer. I don’t be aware of but whether or not this will work. What I do recognize is that it will no longer rely on my dedication and motivation.
‘It will be a difficult bodily assignment however I’m going for it. I am going to work difficult and when the entirety feels proper I will be a part of the crew for the first education of the new season.’
Robben performed fifty two video games for Groningen from 2000-02, scoring 12 goals. He has additionally performed for PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich in the course of an surprising career.
Groningen play in the Dutch Eredivisie, which was once deserted in April due to the coronavirus crisis, with the membership ending the season in ninth place.