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Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has said that he is extremely confident that star midfielder Arjen Robben will sign a contract extension in the near future. The contract of the Dutchman will come to an end at the end of next season. There have been great rumours that the 28-year-old has already agreed a deal with Italian Serie A champions Juventus, although the player has been quick to deny the speculation. The former Chelsea winger has been a huge success at the Allianz Arena so much so that he has been able to make a shadow on Franck Ribery.

Arjen Robben once again scored in the match against Real Madrid to help Bayern Munich get back 3-3 on aggregate. Bayern Munich then qualified for the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in the penalty shootout. Robben was once again an important factor in getting Bayern Munich to the final of the Champions League just as he did back in 2010. Bayern Munich lost the final at the hands of José Mourinho’s Inter Milan, but the former Chelsea winger, with connections with the Portuguese, managed to get one over his former coach. Only a few weeks ago, Beckenbauer criticised Robben for missing the penalty against Dortmund.

“Robben knows what to expect here at Bayern. That’s why I expect him to sign a new deal eventually. It would be in the best interest of both parties. I know that Robben is angry with me because I criticised him, but that doesn’t change my positive opinion of him. I am a big Robben fan. He’s indispensable for us on the right as long as we’re playing in a formation with wingers, just like Ribery on the left. Robben has scored a lot of decisive goals in the past few seasons,” Beckenbauer said to Bild.