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Robben was man of the match in the 2013 all-German Champions League final.

Arjen Robben already attracting interest after confirming Bayern Munich exit

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PSV Eindhoven and Groningen have set their sights on Arjen Robben's signature when he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of this season.

The 34-year-old, who has been at Bayern since a €25million move from Real Madrid in 2009, has won seven Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and one Champions League in 10 years at the German club, scoring 129 goals in just 267 appearances.

However, the former Holland captain said this week that this season would be his last at the Allianz Arena and his two former sides in the Netherlands - PSV and Groningen - are both keen on the fairytale ending for one of the great wingers of modern times.

"It would be the ultimate dream if he were to join us and retire from football here," Groningen CEO Hans Nijland told Dagblad Noorden, as per ESPN.

"We should at least dream of it."

Eindhoven head coach Mark van Bommel, a teammate of Robben's at Bayern, also had his say on the winger at a fans meeting this week.

"We are always interested in good players and Arjen is a good player."

Robben started his career at Groningen after coming through the youth set-up and was named Player of the Season in his first campaign with the Eredivisie side, netting twice in 18 matches.

The following season earned him a move to PSV where he impressed once again as he moved to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea for £12million in 2004.

Chelsea v Norwich City

West London is where Robben made his name.

A tricky winger with a lethal left foot, and defenders who let him cut in from the right did so at their peril.

Two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups later and Robben was on the move again, this time to Real Madrid, where he spent two years before finally finding a home in Munich.

Alongside a legendary club career, Robben earned 96 Holland caps and scored 37 goals, the fifth highest goalscorer in the country's history.

It looks like Arjen Robben's career has one final turn back to his native Holland before he finally bows out, and a spot in footballing folk-law is sealed.

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