Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben admits interest in MLS move

Arjen Robben

The former Chelsea winger can envisage himself heading to America in the future.

Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben has told Men in Blazers that he can see himself playing in MLS in the future.

Robben, 31, has taken his game to another level since joining the Bundesliga giants from Real Madrid in August 2009, scoring 108 goals in 196 total appearances, while helping the team seal the treble in 2013 and a second successive domestic double last season.

After establishing himself as one of the stars of the summer’s World Cup, the Dutch international has also been in stunning form this term when clear of injuries, netting 17 times in just 21 league games to help Pep Guardiola’s side to the brink of a third straight title.

The ex-Chelsea winger, whose current contract expires in 2017, has not been able to escape rumours surrounding his future, though, with the likes of the Guardian linking him with a reunion with former Bayern and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

However, having seen fellow big-name stars such as Kaka, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Steven Gerrard and former Blues teammate Frank Lampard all commit to furthering the growth of MLS over the past season, he admits that a stateside switch would be of interest to him.

“Yes, I think it’s a great thing,” he said on the league’s recent high-profile signings. “I think MLS is showing very good development and becoming more interesting for players in Europe to move to.

“I think I can see myself playing in America so maybe that will happen. I’ve been there a few times, and for the preseason training [this past summer], and there are great facilities in every city to grow.

“I can see soccer becoming a serious sport in American over the new few years.”

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