Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has expressed anxiety over discussions between his club and the KNVB (Dutch FA) over compensation for an injury Arjen Robben sustained before the World Cup.
"We expect, in the not too distant future, a response from the Dutch," the former striker recently told TZ. "I will be blunt: if we do not find a satisfactory solution with the Dutch, we will sue in any case."
Now Rummenigge is getting anxious over future discussions with the KNVB.
"Our last conversation with them was two weeks ago, but we still have not heard from them, even though they agreed to reply."
Two weeks ago, officials from Bayern and the KNVB held initial talks regarding potential monetary compensation by the Dutch for supposed negligence in their handling of an injury to Robben. The winger sustained a hamstring injury during a World Cup warm-up and missed most of his country's group stage matches before featuring throughout the knockout rounds. He returned to Bayern in August, where it was found that the same muscle injured before the World Cup had a five-centimetere tear. The Dutchman is expected to remain sidelined until the new year, prompting Bayern to pursue compensation for his wages.