But Robben instead left Real Madrid and joined Bayern Munich for around €25million last week.
“Barcelona were interested in signing me, too. However, I don’t think that a transfer really was a possibility. Real Madrid would never have let go of me if Barcelona made a move,” Robben was quoted as saying on Dutch TV-channel Eredivisie Live.
“That’s all history now though. I’m very happy that I’m a Bayern Munich player now. I’m looking forward to a successful season in Germany.”