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Bayern Munich legends Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have signed new one year contract extensions with the club. Both their contracts were set to expire at the end of the season but the new contract will keep them in the club until the summer of 2019, reports The Sun.
They will continue with the reduced roles as Robben is 34 and Ribery is 35 now, despite combining for 64 appearances in all competitions this term. They will mentor the young players like Kingsley Coman.
Both of them were tipped to leave the club this summer as their contract were expiring this summer. But after clinching their sixth consecutive Bundesliga crown, Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenige revealed he was mulling-over the idea of new deals for both stars.
Rummenige claimed: “The bottom line is how they play. And both play first-class.”
Robben also hinted a new deal could be in the works, a day before Munich took on Sevilla in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg.
On a new contract, the Dutch star said: “There was no new conversation yet. This will probably take place the next days or next week.”
Robben joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in 2009. He has scored 138 goals in 286 appearances for them.
Ribery joined Munich from Marseille in 2007. He has scored 117 goals in 382 appearances.