Bayern Munich are planning to keep David Alaba for another season.
Bayern Munich are the current leaders in Bundesliga with 18 points from 7 goals. The German club are one of the best sides in the world and they have won their second treble in seven years last season. However, the squad strength of Bayern is a huge problem for manager Hansi Flick. The Bundesliga giants are looking to retain all the players but the wage bill of David Alaba is a setback for the side. The Austria international wants a contract extension with higher wages which has been declined by the board and the player may switch sides for free next season.
Alaba was linked with a move to Liverpool as a possible replacement for Virgil Van Dijk. The 28-year-old is one of the most versatile players in the world. Alaba can play numerous positions including left-back, center back and central midfield. The Austrian played as a center back last season along with Jerome Boateng and also kept a clean sheet in the UEFA Champions League final against the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Bayern Munich plays a very high line and Alaba has adapted to it very well and his passing is also a key trait that helps the side move the ball into the attacks.
Bayern board decided to sell the defender in the next transfer window however according to reports by Sports Bild, Bayern have taken a U-turn. The Bayern board decided to keep the player until his contract expires, allowing him to leave for free instead of getting a low transfer fee from interested clubs like Liverpool, Real Madrid, and many more. The board values the player more than the transfer fee. David Alaba may join his former teammate Thiago at Liverpool. Boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire to get the Austrian.
David Alaba can be a backup to Andy Robertson, can be deployed as a center back, and can also form a midfielder trio with Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum.
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