Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has declared his admiration for Arjen Robben, stating that he hopes the Dutch winger will stay with the Bavarian giants for the rest of his career.
Robben, 28, joined the club from Real Madrid in 2009 and has been a key figure scoring 56 goals in 97 appearances.
The Dutchman has been involved in a successful period for the club, which has brought a Bundesliga title, DFB-Pokal Cup and two DFB-Supercup triumphs, along with impressive runs in the UEFA Champions League.
However it was on that stage that Bayern fans have met Robben with mixed emotions. Indeed, the winger was jeered following a poor display in last season's final in which he spurned a host of chances, including a missed penalty as he watched another of his former sides Chelsea take home the trophy.
Hoeness still remains a strong admirer, so much so that he has declared Robben as one of the greatest players ever to pull on the Bayern kit. And, despite the fact he is under contract until 2015, Hoeness hopes he will see out his career with the Bavarians.
"Arjen Robben is one of the best players ever to have worn the Bayern Munich jersey, and that's why he will remain here forever," Hoeness told AZ. "He has put in some incredible performances for Bayern over the years. He single-handedly helped us to the next round in the Champions League quarter and semi-finals in 2010."
Robben is expected to be missing from Bayern's next league fixture against Fortuna Dusseldorf as he recovers from injury.