Bayern Munich: David Alaba remains firm on wage demands

David Alaba, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
David Alaba, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

David Alaba remains firm on wage demands to sign a new deal at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich is set to begin preparations this week for next month’s Champions League games. Hansi Flick will have a complete squad available for the second leg against Chelsea at Allianz Arena. The German club has a good chance of winning the title. After the tournament, Die Roten will focus on sorting the future of David Alaba.

The Austrian defender has been subject to heavy speculation as the German club is yet to agree to personal terms of the new contract. Alaba has been heavily linked with top clubs in Europe, including an audacious swap deal involving Leroy Sane with Manchester City.

According to Sport1, Alaba’s representatives held a meeting with Hasan Salihamidzic. His representatives made it clear that they want wages excess of €20 million to sign a new deal. They believe that Alaba is on par with the world’s best central defenders.

This report insists that Die Roten is yet to present an offer that will satisfy all parties and remain hesitant about extending the deal at an exorbitant cost. The Austrian defender is in no rush to make a decision as he is fully focussed on the Champions League games.

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Alaba has been previously linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, Sport1 insists that a move to Spain is unlikely. Chelsea and Manchester City are viable alternatives for the 28-year-old defender, but it remains to be seen whether he would like to move to England.

Die Roten is in no mood to allow star players to run down their deals and leave the club on free next summer. They are set to offload Thiago Alcantara this summer after he rejected a new contract offer. Alaba could face the same fate if he continues to reject contract offers proposed by the German Champions.

Bayern should make an exception for Alaba and keep him even if he doesn’t extends contract before the start of next season. He is a vital cog to Hansi Flick’s system and one of the few leaders in the dressing room. One year can allow them time to convince him that ending his career in Bavaria is much better options than moving to other clubs.

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Winning the Champions League may also act as a catalyst to convince Alaba to pen a new deal. At one point this season, there was speculation surrounding the futures of Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer. The German duo ended up extending their stay, so fingers crossed that talks with Alaba also reaches the same conclusion.