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Five Reasons Why Bayern Munich Should Sell Arjen Robben to Milan


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Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben has been tipped by some to leave the Bundesliga in the summer with AC Milan hot on the winger’s trail. Whilst Robben has been a key figure for the Bavarians in his two seasons at the club, the time may be right to part ways with him.

So here are the five reasons why Bayern should sell Robben:

5. Understand the fact that Robben is a journeyman

Arjen Robben has played and excelled at five different clubs over his illustrious career thus far, commencing at Groningen and then PSV in the Eredivisie, where he spent a combined total of four years at. From there, he earned a move to English giants Chelsea, followed by Real Madrid and now of course Bayern Munich. Spending three years in England with the Blues, making 103 appearances in that time, was the longest he spent at any club, and perhaps itís just proof that his time is up in Munich.

4. His negativity towards playing in the Europa League

Whilst a player of his calibre certainly deserves to be playing in Europeís elite competition the Champions League, Robben has made it clear that he has no interest with taking part in the Europa League, should Bayern qualify for it. The Dutchman recently declared that playing in the Europa League would be ìthe worst thing that could happen. Itíd be better not to play at all.î And with just seven rounds remaining in the Bundesliga, the Bavarians trail third placed Hannover by two points, meaning that CL football is no certainty for 2011-12.

3. Constant injury problems that continue to plague his career

Robben has had to deal with serious injuries throughout the entirety of his career, particularly this season, having missed the first three months with a serious thigh problem. Having only managed 13 appearances in all competitions this season, the Bayern hierarchy would be desperate to avoid a repeat of this in the future.

2. The time is right to cash in for Bayern

Robben has recently been strongly linked with a move to AC Milan, to join up with former team-mate Mark van Bommel in the Italian Serie A. And carrying on from the previous point, should the 2011-12 season be a similar one on the injury front for the winger, his price tag will be sure to dip, as many will start to question how long he has left at the top. Robben is undoubtedly at the peak of his powers at present, and failure to qualify for next seasonís Champions League will do little to help boost his credentials and price tag for the future (For Bayern Munich tickets, check out TixDaq).

1. Looking to the future

Bayern would be able to use the hefty transfer fee to invest in an up and coming winger looking to prosper in the fast improving Bundesliga, as well as a left and right back, which they definitely need to help support Phillipp Lahm. Whilst Robben has been a key to the success of the Bavarians over the past two seasons, the 2010 Champions League runner-ups have had to deal without him more often than not, meaning the time is right to look to the future in Munich.

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17 Responses to Five Reasons Why Bayern Munich Should Sell Arjen Robben to Milan

  1. Mik says:

    Bayern is in great financial shape.
    They don’t need the money.
    They will keep Robben. ACMilan cannot afford him anyway.
    Top players are no longer going to the Italien league.
    It is weak like the Italien econoomy.
    Inter -the top team there has NO Italien players.

    • Antony says:

      He isn’t gonna go I’m a true Bayern fan but don’t forget AC Milan is owned by the most rich person in Italy , berlusconi.

  2. Edwin says:

    You might well write five reasons why Real Madrid should sell Cristiano Ronaldo too.

  3. Complete nonsense, all these retarded rumors about Robben leaving are nothing more than complete exageration of him simply saying “I don’t want to play in the Europa League”. Robben won’t leave, he won’t be sold and to think such a thing is completely naive.

  4. faez(cr9) says:

    Bayern will not sell Arjen Robben to AC milan..!!!

  5. Johann says:

    This article is rubbish. Bayern certainly don’t need to cash in on Robben in order to make the signings they need. Pranjic and Tymoschuk will almost certainly be leaving and will give the Bayern coffers a small boost.
    Furthermore, with seven weeks left in the Bundesliga and only 2 points separating them from Hanover, I would tip Bayern to take the ChampsLeague spot considering they have no other competitions to worry about anymore.

    They should sell that lethargic donkey Altintop instead.

  6. David H says:

    I’d keep the lethargic donkey and Robben, as the lethargic donkey can help maintain possession when Bayern have a lead. Something they’ll desperately need until they buy some decent defenders, or Badstuber pulls his head out.

    As stated above, Bayern don’t need the money, Robben is hardly a disruptive influence, so he’s an affordable luxury. The only possible downside is his teammates’ depending on him psychologically & not being up to their best when he’s on the treatment table. But they’re pros so surely this shouldn’t be a problem? Actually it is a problem, but some new blood bought in should remedy that, as should Toni Kroos’ continued development.

    Despite this season’s relative failure, Bayern are still only 2 decent central defenders from being a great team. Even the four-headed beast running Bayern (Beckenbauer, Hoeness, Rumenigge, Nerlinger) should recognize this.

  7. 1. Altintop can’t be sold, his contract runs out this summer and he wants to leave. Bayern needs better quality, it’s time for Altintop to move on.
    2. Pranjic and Tymo r not going to be sold.
    3. Anyone who thinks Bayern will sell Bayern is no true football fan, Bayern has no need to sell Robben.

  8. robben they must to stay in bayern .because he enjoy the best time.like cheslse.robben you are my best player not bayern my football team dont go any place.

  9. Walter says:

    Reason why Bayern could not win the UEFA and Bundesliga.

    1. Injury crises.
    Ribéry, Robben, Oli?. They are the best players, but they always injures. They can`t play for full season. It is big lost for team without them. Alt?ntop is not good enough to replace them. To win Bundesliga, Bayern need someone who can play all the season.

    2. poor defence.
    Bayern gave one of the best centerbacks Lucio, and Demichelis. Van Buyten and Tymoshchuk`s defence are weak. I have seen Van Buyten let opponents to score many many times. Bayern should fire him. Badstuber and Breno are good, but not good enough. For eight years, I know Bayern always had poor defense. They have very good offense but not good at defense. Bayern will be much stronger if they solve the defensive problems.

    3. no good full backs.
    Lahm is overrated. Lahm is good at offense than defence, but he always plays very defensive. In that case, Bayern would need tall center-backs who can also play as full back. Also. His offense is not that good. Badstuber is too defensive. He is centerback. He is not good at offense. Bayern needed someone who could support Robben at the left side. Pranjic played very well this year. But Bayern need more class full back.

    Most teams don`t have budget to buy expensive players, so I would trade players.
    I would trade, Van Buyten, Tymoshchuk, Breno,Lahm,Robben, Oli?, Contento, for new 1 striker, 2 good center back and 2 defensive full backs.
    Robben is one of the best winger. But the problem is he can`t play for full season.

    Gómez Schürrle
    Ribéry Schweinsteiger Gustavo Müller

    Pranji? subotic Cahill Schmelzer
    Kraft

  10. Charlie Varela says:

    Sell Lahm? What the hell? Bayern will not sell their captain and he is a fantastic player, just watch him with the German NT and his overall performance, he is one of the msot consistent players. Badstuber is a good player and with an experienced CB partnering with him he will be able to dom more. Bayern will not sell their youth products, they r part of their future.

    And on Robben, please dude he is one of the best wingers, what Bayern needs is a good bak up, not sell Robben.

    Kraft is good, but it’s most likely that Bayern will sign Neuer.

    Neuer
    Lahm-?-Badstuber-Coentrao
    Gustavo-Schweini
    Robben-Muller-Ribery
    Gomez

  11. Charlie Varela says:

    Sell Lahm? What a joke, Bayern will not sell their captain who is also their most consistent player. And Badstuber is quite talented and just needs an experienced partner in order to develop more.

    And selling Robben is ridicolous, what Bayern needs is a good back up for him.

    KRaft is good, but it seems that Bayern will most likely sign Neuer and that Kraft will leave on a free transfer.

    Neuer
    Lahm-?-Badstuber-Coentrao
    Gustao-Schweini
    Robben-Mueller-Ribery
    Gomez

  12. Kikkan says:

    I think it would be a disaster for Robben to move to serie A. It’s one of the most brutal leagues in Europe. Really dirty playing. For Robben who is prone to injuries, it would not be a good move. But who knows what goes on in his head.

  13. BradlovestheBundesliga says:

    Great points brought up all around but I believe a great coach like Jupp will get the lads to work together better. They really are just one defensive player and one backup to Robben away from being the butters. Olic is killin he will rock next year. Klose needs his own team now some are better amongst the best some are best when they are the main man and have supprt to be that main man. I am very excited about next year with Jupp but you know Van Gaal acomplished a hell of a lot last year it msut be said! He has Schweini playing too “unoffensively” but also one of his best roles I think he’s masterful. And he helped Muller achieve a lot Van Gaal has my respect. Muller will kill too next year I believe along with Ribery as I think Ribery will enjoy Jupp’s sage like and confidee building style more.

  14. BradlovestheBundesliga says:

    “Confidence building” No one took Bayern to finals of CL since 01 again much respect to Van Gaal and the amazing Bayern squad lasy year.

  15. Lucais Shen says:

    Great points brought up all around but I believe a great coach like Jupp will get the lads to work together better. They really are just one defensive player and one backup to Robben away from being the butters. Olic is killin he will rock next year. Klose needs his own team now some are better amongst the best some are best when they are the main man and have supprt to be that main man. I am very excited about next year with Jupp but you know Van Gaal acomplished a hell of a lot last year it msut be said! He has Schweini playing too “unoffensively” but also one of his best roles I think he’s masterful. And he helped Muller achieve a lot Van Gaal has my respect. Muller will kill too next year I believe along with Ribery as I think Ribery will enjoy Jupp’s sage like and confidee building style more.
    +1

  16. Matt says:

    Did you watch Robben in his last game of the year… he is rediculous when hes healthy. I dont know how Klose missed that one goal… but they will not sell him, I would sell him for 50 million Euros because your crazy to pass on that.. Bayern need a good CB and a very good RB, I think they should move lahm to the left side. Altintop is gone so hopefully well see more of Kroos.

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