Robben and Rafinha to extend contracts by one year
Arjen Robben and Rafinha will play for FC Bayern for at least one more season. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have today reached an agreement with the 34-year-old Dutch winger and the 32-year-old Brazilian defender for the duo to extend their contracts for another year through to 30 June 2019. They will ink their new deals in the next few days.
"We're delighted to be agreeing contract entensions with these highly-rated players," said Hasan Salihamidzic on the eve of the final Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart. "Both Arjen Robben and Rafinha play an important role in our plans for the new season."
Robben joined FC Bayern from Real Madrid in 2009, winning seven German championship titles and four DFB Cups so far. He scored the match-winner in the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final. Brazil international Rafinha first pulled on FC Bayern colours in 2011, and has won six German championship titles, three DFB Cups and the Champions League in 2013.