David Alaba rejects another contract offer from Bayern Munich

David Alaba, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
David Alaba, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images) /

David Alaba has reportedly rejected the third contract offer from Bayern Munich.

The summer transfer window was done and dusted at the start of October. However, Bayern Munich still has some business to do. The German Champions are looking to tie down David Alaba to a long term deal, but the hurdles in finding an agreement remain constant.

According to SportBild, Alaba has rejected the latest contract offer submitted by Die Roten. The German Champions kept the same financial terms as the previous offer, but the length of the contract has been increased to five from four. This report also says that Alaba wants a basic salary on par with Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and Robert Lewandowski.

Sport1 also confirmed that Pini Zahavi was present in Munich to hold discussions with the club. Die Roten had offered €11 million as the base wage with €6 million in bonuses. It remains to be seen whether the club will improve their wage package.

It has been a long drawn-out contract saga between Alaba and Die Roten since the start of 2020. The Austrian defender hired Pini Zahavi to sort his future in Bavaria earlier this year. However, things have moved at a snail’s pace between Die Roten and Alaba.

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Things turned ugly when Uli Hoeness publicly criticised Alaba’s entourage for asking more money. The players and his representatives expressed disappointment about these comments, and Die Roten had to intervene to clear that Hoeness’s views are not the same as that of the club.

As things stand, Alaba will be free to talk to interested clubs in January. The Austrian defender can sign a pre-contract agreement during the winter transfer window. Juventus has been heavily linked with a move for Alaba, while the Spanish giants have been linked with him in the past. There is likely to be interest from Premier League if Alaba is available.

Hansi Flick has always insisted that he wants Alaba to stay in Bavaria after he played a big role in winning the treble last season. The 28-year-old defender has been an integral player for Die Roten over the years as a left-back. Last year, he seamlessly settled in central defense to provide an ideal platform for a historic campaign.

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Currently, both parties have reached an impasse. It remains to be seen who will blink first. The German club is reportedly not ready to break the wage structure, while Alaba is firm on his wage demands. Time is ticking for Die Roten as going into the winter market without reaching an agreement would likely end Alaba’s time at the club.