28th February 2012 will be the date England remember as the night Arjen Robben showed his real class, scoring a sublime brace to inspire Holland to a 3-2 victory at Wembley. Well is the Dutch master about to return to the Premier League?
According to reports in the Daily Mail German giants Bayern Munich are willing to offer Dutch sensation Arjen Robben a bumper £170,000 a week contract – making him the highest paid player in their history – in order to stave off interest from former club Chelsea and title hopefuls Manchester City.
The tricky winger – who scored a hat-trick in Bayern’s 6-0 win at Hertha Berlin – has been linked with a return to the Premier League after being quoted as saying:
“I don’t have an ideal situation in Germany. I am now considering the options I have.”
Well now Robben’s agent and father have confirmed interest from the Premier League with Chelsea and Man City emerging as the front runners for the winger. Robben has just 1 year to run on his current deal and could be snapped up for as little as £10m in the summer, a price tag which will alert all major Premier League and European clubs.
Robben joined Chelsea in 2004 from PSV and enjoyed three seasons at Chelsea but eventually numerous injuries took their toll and Abramovich thought it was time he moved on.
Robben has been relatively injury free during his time at Bayern and this proof of fitness may just persuade Abramovich to take another punt on one of the best wingers in the world at the moment. Having a vapour with majority of the Chelsea squad and knowing the Premier League makes this a risk free move and who knows Robben’s presence at Stamford Bridge may just see the blues challenging on all fronts again.
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