Alaba’s transfer to Real Madrid is halted as his wage demands are too much.
David Alaba is one of the best defenders in the world at the moment and he is also running out of a contract with his current club, Bayern Munich. The German giants tried to extend his contract on multiple occasions but according to the club, his demands were unreasonable, and thus negotiations have been stopped. Two La Liga giants decided to go for his signature, Barcelona and Real Madrid although it was the later who made the first move. Now it seems like that deal is on a hold as even Madrid is facing problems with his demands.
The Austrian will become a free agent by the end of the season and it does not look like he wants to continue with Bayern. Real Madrid tried to swoop in for the versatile left-back but his demands will take make him the highest paid player in Madrid. The 28 year old’s agent, Pini Zahavi has told the Spanish giants that his client expects nothing less than 13 million euros per season, after tax deductions. This is a huge amount even though he is one of the world’s best.
Sergio Ramos is the current top earner at the Madrid side, bring in 12 million euros per season. The Spanish defender is also on his last season at Madrid and if the club does not offer a new contract to the club legend, Alaba’s deal seems more realistic. However, now with the Pandemic and lack of revenue in ticket sales, offering such a huge contract to a player will be very dangerous in a financial sense. Bayern had the same problem with the player and club legend plus board member, Oliver Khan, called out the player for turning his back on the club.
In an interview with SportBild, Khan said that they had provided a “red carpet” for Alaba to walk on but chose not to do that. After his falling out with the club, it does not seem like the player will renew a contract with them but his demands can be fulfilled by only a very few clubs i this world. We must wait and see how this transfer saga unfolds and where the player will end up after this season.
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