Arjen Robben: Brazilian club Botafogo want Bayern legend to come out of retirement

Arjen Robben: Brazilian club Botafogo want Bayern legend to come out of retirement

- Arjen Robben has been linked with a move to join Brazilian club Botafogo

- The 36-year-old hanged his boots at the end of last season after winning his ninth Bundesliga title

- The Dutchman also won titles at Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSV

Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben could come out of retirement barely one season after hanging his boots.

The 36-year-old Dutchman is wanted by Brazilian topflight Botafogo which earlier showed interest in Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Robben had a trophy-laden career at the Allianz Arena - winning nine Bundesliga titles with one Champions League and several other silverware.

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However, the pacy winger seems to have unfinished business on the pitch as he is wanted in Brazil as reported by Sport Bible.

Meanwhile, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid star appears to be cool with the idea according to the club's chief Ricardo Rotenberg revealed the player was "pleased" with the offer.

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"Robben is my idol, I think he's a great player. [...] There is always the risk that you won't do anything for too long did, but I still got in touch with him. He was pleased with my offer," said Rotenberg.

"We know it's going to be tough because he hasn't played for a long time and can earn four times as much elsewhere. "But he now knows about Botafogo's interest," he added.

Sometime last month, the 36-year-old confessed that he had an urge to return back to the field, adding that he was hoping to get a bit of action soon.

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"Of course, it still itches in my feet from time to time, that will probably always stay that way. Maybe I would like to play a bit again. From time to time I still have this feeling," he explained.

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Robben enjoyed spells in the Netherlands, England, Spain and Germany, winning 30 major titles in his 19 years career span.

Legit.ng earlier reported that John Obi Mikel's future could be in Brazil after Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported that Internacional have joined Botafogo in the race to sign the former Super Eagles captain.

Mikel has been a free agent after terminating his Trabzonspor contract and confirming that he is negotiating with Botafogo.

It has now been reported that another Brazilian club Internacional de Porto Alegre have joined the race for his signature.

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