David Alaba, the Bayern Munich defender’s contract negotiation has taken a new turn. The German juggernauts could be letting the defender play until the contract expires next year and let him depart the club on a free transfer.
David Alaba could depart on a free transfer
David Alaba, the 28-year-old defender’s contract is set to expire in 2021. Earlier this month, Bayern Munich had offered him a “more than reasonable contract” and President Herbert Hainer claimed to have offered a contract which was “fair and competitive.”
But the player’s agent, Pini Zahavi is “deliberately quoting sums the club can’t meet in an effort to stall and run down Alaba’s contract”. Thus, the situation has turned ugly.
There have been disagreements between the club and the player regarding the latter’s sky-high demand for wages.
Bayern Munich have reportedly offered a weekly salary of approximately €317,000 (including bonuses) over four years whereas, the Austrian defender wants a weekly salary of approximately €437,000 over five years.
Now, Bavarians have not received transfer requests from any clubs. There is a possibility that the high wage demands might be the reason for this.
However, the clubs might be waiting for the player’s contract expiry in order to bag the signing of the defender on a free transfer.
The likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Barcelona could be eyeing to sign the 28-year-old should he leave next summer.
Another possibility is that the disagreement could lead to the defender leaving on a free transfer next year when his contract expires.
If not, then David Alaba could mend things with the club after the difference in the demands and look forward to extending the contract with Bayern Munich.
David Alaba has been one of the crucial squad members of Bayern Munich since he joined the club in 2010.
The Austrian International is known for his on-pitch versatility for playing in different roles. Primarily he takes the role of a left-back.
Across twelve seasons, playing for the Bavarians, David Alaba has made 388 appearances and has netted 31 goals.
He has multiple trophies to his accolade. He has major trophies including nine Bundesliga titles, six DFB-Pokal titles and a couple of Champions League title with the latest one being won in the last season.
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