Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery (l-r.) could yet be tearing up the Bayern Munich flanks in 2018/19. - © imago
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery (l-r.) could yet be tearing up the Bayern Munich flanks in 2018/19. - © imago
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Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben offered new Bayern Munich deals

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the club have offered veteran wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben new one-year contracts.

Ribery, who turned 35 on 7 April, and 34-year-old Robben are in the final months of their existing deals, but Bayern are keen for the two long-standing club servants to stay on for another season.

"We've had discussions with Franck and Arjen in the last view days," Salihamidzic said after Bayern announced that Eintracht Frankfurt's Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as head coach in the summer. "They've both been offered contracts through to 30 June 2019. It's in their court - they just need to let us know. We'll know more in the coming days."

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Robben - who swapped Real Madrid for Bayern in 2009 - has been no less influential and enduring.

The seven-time Bundesliga winner has netted 138 goals and chipped in with 97 assists in 287 outings for the Bavarian giants to date, and famously converted Ribery's pass to score the winning goal in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

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The wing duo - nicknamed 'Robbery' - have also won multiple DFB Cups, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Supercup, among others.

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