The 36-year-old retired has announced that he intends to return to former club FC Groningen as a player.
Former Holland and Bayern Munich attacker Arjen Robben is set to come out of retirement for boyhood club FC Groningen. According to reports, he has been considering a return to football for some time.
He played for boyhood club FC Groningen between 2000 and 2002 before moves to PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
“After 18 years, we are coming home to FC Groningen,” said Robben in a video released by the Dutch club.
“A comeback as an FC Groningen player – I started to consider this idea and now I have made it my mission. I want to make a comeback as a football player, as a player for FC Groningen.”
“At this stage, I am not sure it will definitely happen but what I am sure of is my drive and motivation will be 100 percent. It will be a tough physical challenge but I am going for it,” added Robben.
Robben made his FC Groningen debut at 16, scoring 12 goals in 52 appearances before moves to PSV, Chelsea, and Real Madrid.
It was a 2009 switch to Bayern that saw the forward garner most success, winning eight Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokals, and the Champions League in 2013.