Liverpool might get another Bayern star after the end of the season.
Bayern Munich have failed to reach an agreement with David Alaba and Liverpool are trying to take full advantage of the situation. The Austrian center-back has been one of Bayern’s most used defender and he is the player who is always present on the field while his partner keeps shifting between Jerome Boateng and Niklas Sule. Liverpool who have already managed to snatch Thiago Silva from the German Champions are now hoping to pick up one of the most consistent and solid defenders in all of Europe.
The 28-year-old was already going through tense contract negotiations with the Bayern side when a public spat between his father, George Alaba, and board member, Uli Hoeness, arose. Hoeness accused the player of being only motivated by money which led to the player’s father responding to the comments by saying Hoeness was spreading, “dirty lies” about his son. Hoeness also took a dig at Alaba’s agent by calling him a “greedy piranha.”
This controversy made Alaba come out with a public statement where he mentions that his demands are not unreasonable and he also defends his agent from the accusations laid upon him by Hoeness. The UEFA Champions League holders offered a revised contract to the defender and gave him a deadline of 31st October. After not hearing from the player, the club talked to his agent who informed them that the player still feels that the contract is unsatisfactory. This was the final offer by Bayern and they pulled back the offer, thus leaving Alaba’s future up in the air.
The Austrian is in the last year of his current contract and he will become a free agent at the end of the season. It would be a very big loss for the German giants should they lose the player on a free transfer. Manager, Flick, wanted to keep the player at the club but the way things are going it looks like it is inevitable that he will be off after the season. Liverpool who are looking to strengthen their defense will definitely be looking into the situation.
According to former golden boot winner and current football pundit, Kevin Philips, Liverpool will most definitely go for Alaba. In an interview with Football Insider, he said,
It is certainly an area that Liverpool will look at. He has a lot of quality and can play in a number of positions.”
“He will definitely be a player that Klopp will look at and Klopp will know him well. He will be in contact with people that know him very well.”
Source – Football Insider
We must wait and see if the defender comes to the Premier League because if he does, it will be a massive deal for the English Champions as the duo of Virgil Van Dijk and Alaba will be made of the most intimidating defence in all of Europe.
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