Robben struck lucrative offers from Chinese clubs off
Arjen Robben has the last months of lucrative offers from clubs in the Chinese Super League is chopped off.
“There is madness in that country and I also offers had,” said the 32-year-old Robben Monday on Radio 538. “They are such crazy amounts, so they force you to really think about. But I don’t want to go to China, because then my career is over.”
The 89-fold Orange-international continued Monday signed a new contract with Bayern Munich. He is, therefore, now to mid-2018 with the German club, while in China, he much more could earn.
“In China, it is my current salary, but then times four, five or six. But money was never my driving force in my career. Therefore, I have also had a fantastic career and is not yet over. I want to be as long as possible at the highest level to continue to play and that is so not in China.”
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Robben, however, does not at all that he ever been to China. He understands also that older players like Carlos Tevez and Graziano Pellè have opted for a lucrative contract in the Asian country.
“Never say never. Players of over thirty, there is still quite a lot of money. But I do not understand that players of a year, or 27 for China to choose, because then you need to accept that your career is over. And you have a career.”
“I am at this moment, therefore, particularly pleased that I may continue at Bayern. I have here great to my liking and play at one of the best clubs of the world.”
By his contract extension begins Robben next summer to his ninth season in Munich. This season hunts he with Bayern on his sixth national championship. The ‘Rekordmeister’ go-to-head in the Bundesliga, which next weekend is resumed. Bayern plays on Friday at 20.30 against Freiburg.
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