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Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt has revealed the influence of Arjen Robben and Louis Van Gaal (LVG) on hisBayern Munich transfer. Ex-Ajax Amsterdam centre back De Ligt talked about Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben while he was presented by the German club on tour of the United States (US).

De Ligt was presented as a Bayern Munich player ahead of the pre-season friendly clash with Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. Unitedlast week. On the influence of Arjen Robben, de Ligt said his compatriot said good things about Bayern Munich a few years ago. Apart from Robben, de Ligt also talked about the influence of Netherlands national team manager Van Gaal and Mark Van Bommel. Van Gaal is a former Bayern Munich manager, while Van Bommel previously played for Bayern Munich. It is clear that de Ligt did his homework by speaking to compatriots who have connections with Bayern Munich before leaving Juventus to sign for the club. Bayern Munich paid around €80m including €10m in add-ons. Italian Serie A side Juventus have replaced him since his exit with the signing of Brazilian star Gleison Bremer from city rivals Torino. Read more »


Speaking to BILD (h/t Fabrizio Romano), Bayern Munich chairman Arjen Robben has responded to rumours that the German champions are planning to sign Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane next year. Bayern Munich have lost Robert Lewandowski after agreeing to sell him to Barcelona last week in a deal worth up to €50 million. It has left a huge void in the attacking unit at the Allianz Stadium, even though they have signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

A move for Harry Kane had been touted in media recently, although such a transfer is extremely unlikely to happen this summer as the Lilywhites have no intentions of selling the England captain. The 28-year-old himself is unlikely to want to leave Tottenham despite having pushed hard for an exit last year. Under Antonio Conte, the north London giants have shown a lot of progress, while they have also had an exceptional transfer window so far, making vital additions to the squad in hope of challenging for top honours. Read more »


VFL Wolfsburg loanee Josip Brekalois reportedly set to snub the Premier League in favour of the Spanish La Liga. This is according to the report from German news outlet Kicker which disclosed that Arjen Robben 2.0 has his eyes firmly on a move to the Spanish top flight despite the interest from Premier League outfit Southampton.

Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttlmight need to add attacking talents such as the aforementioned Brekalo to his squad ahead of the new season with current attacking options such as Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond unlikely to stay with the Saints beyond this summer. The transfer plan is for Southampton to sign a new centre back and a new goalkeeper. However, an attacker could be added to the list if the likes of Walcott, Redmond and Djenepo leave the club. The Saints are in the market for a new goalkeeper with Fraser Forster set to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of this month. Englishman Forsteris closing in on a move to North London side Tottenham Hotspur. Read more »


Dutchman Arjen Robben warned Premier League holders Manchester City ahead of their semifinal tie with Real Madrid about how dangerous the Spanish La Liga champions can be especially when they have their backs to the wall and he was proved right after they were dumped out by Real Madrid. Arjen Robben knows a lot about Real Madrid whom he played forduring his professional football career.

Arjen Robben told French newspaper L’Equipe that Real Madrid are at their strongest at the latter stages of the Champions League and that Manchester City would have to be wary of their threat. He had earlier said that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola deserves to win the Champions League title and that Real Madrid would pose a lot of threat to that quest. It turned out to be more than a threat after Real Madrid knocked out Manchester City at the end of their last four tie. Read more »


The Roman Abramovich era looks set to be coming to an end at Chelsea, so we thought we’d take a look back at the five best signings delivered by the club’s wealthy Russian owner. Here’s our attempt at ranking Abramovich’s ten most influential signings for the Blues, though some quality players narrowly miss the cut…

5) Arjen Robben

One of the first real statement signings of the Abramovich era, Arjen Robben added world class flair and goal-scoring ability to Chelsea’s attack, giving them that much-needed X-factor as they secured their first Premier League title victory in 2004/05. Read more »


Flying winger Arjen Robben made his debut for the Netherlands senior team as a teenager. Robben was just 19 when he played his first game against Portugal in April 2003. He would go on to enjoy a 14-year career with the Netherlands senior team until he called time on his international career in 2017.

Arjen Robben was part of a major tournament in the colours of the Dutch senior team for the first time at the Euro 2004 tournament. The winger was part of the 23-man Dutch team named by manager Dick Advocaat to the tournament hosted by Portugal. Robben made the squad alongside fellow young players such as defender John Heitinga and playmaker Wesley Sneijder. Read more »


Arjen Robben got his big break as a professional footballer while he was with Groningen in the Dutch league. The winger came through the youth teams at Groningen before making his debut towards the end of 2000. Robben was added to the first-team squad at Groningen by manager Jan van Dijk just before the away game against FC Twente in the league in November 2000, but he didn’t feature until the following month.

Dutchman Arjen Robben played for the Groningen first team for the first time during the league game with RKC Waalwijk on December 3, 2000. He played the final eleven (11) minutes after coming on as a substitute for the injured Leonardo dos Santos. His impressive performances ensured that he became a regular in the Groningen first team.  Robben scored two goals in 18 starts for Groningen during his breakout season. He was subsequently named the best player at the club at the end of his breakout season. It was a sweet reward for him at the end of his first season with the Groningen first team.
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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has set a new record for the youngest player to get to ten assists in the Premier League beating the previous record held by Dutchman Arjen Robben. England international Hudson-Odoi became the youngest Chelsea player to reach ten assists when he won a penalty during the away win over Aston Villa. He won the spot kick after a foul on him from Villa right-back Matty Cash and Italian midfielder Jorginho made no mistake in drawing the Blues level towards the end of the first half from the resulting penalty after Villa had taken the lead courtesy a Reece James own goal off the cross from Villa left-back Matt Targett.

Newly capped Poland international Cash made a big mistake in bringing down 21-year-old Hudson-Odoi while trying to win the ball during the Boxing Day clash. It was a pivotal moment in the game as it gave the Blues a route back into the game.
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North London giants Arsenal are reportedly considering a swap deal for Juventus attacker DejanKulusevski who has been compared with Dutchman Arjen Robben.

Arjen Robben was known as the flying Dutchman at his peak and he was considered as the best right-footed winger during that time. Swedish national team star Kulusevski has drawn comparison with Arjen Robben due to his playing style.
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Some Arsenal fans have urged the club to sign Red Bull Salzburg attacker Karim Adeyemi who has been one of the best young players on the European football scene this season.

Adeyemi posted an update from the Champions League win over German side VFL Wolfsburg on matchday three via his Twitter handle and Arsenal fans stormed the tweet to draw the attention of the club to his talents. A lot of the Arsenal fans want the club to sign the three-cap German national team player who models his game after Arjen Robben. Read more »