David Alaba determined to see out season with Bayern Munich

David Alaba looks destined to leave Bayern Munich next summer. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
David Alaba looks destined to leave Bayern Munich next summer. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

David Alaba reportedly has no plans to make a mid-season switch from Bayern Munich.

David Alaba has been a major talking point for Bayern Munich in the last few days. The German club decided to withdraw offer from the table as Alaba remained firm on his wage demands. The player expressed disappointment after the club’s decision but confirmed that Die Roten tried to include him in a swap deal last summer.

Hasan Salihamidzic admitted this week that there is unlikely to be an u-turn from both sides. Meanwhile, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge remains a little bit hopeful about Alaba staying at the club beyond next summer. Hansi Flick also wants Alaba to sign a new deal.

Irrespective of what happens, the latest report from Sky Sports suggest that Alaba has no plans to leave Bavaria during the January transfer window. The Austrian defender will have only six months left on his deal when the market opens again in winter. It will be interesting to see whether Bayern would like to cash in rather than losing a top-quality defender for nothing next summer.

The English media outlet reported that Juventus, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain are the clubs showing interest in the Austrian defender. Alaba has been previously linked with Barcelona, and he reportedly prefers moving to Spain over other places in Europe.

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Die Roten has shown a strong resolve by withdrawing the contract offer. The club is reportedly against breaking the wage structure by meeting Alaba’s demands. Agreeing to Alaba’s terms may weaken Bayern’s hand in contract negotiations with other players of the club.

There is no doubt that Alaba has been a remarkable player for Die Roten. He has played a big role in the two treble-winning campaigns. Fans may feel that he deserves as much respect as Robert Lewandowski due to his service to the club. However, the German Champions had no direct replacement for Lewandowski, so they had to secure his future. Moreover, signing a replacement for the Polish striker is going to be an expensive operation.

Die Roten has enough depth in central defense and left-back position to take the risk of losing Alaba for free transfer next summer. They may look to buy another young central defender next summer, but they can do without one too considering the availability of players such as Tanguy Kouassi and Chris Richards at the club.

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Allowing Alaba to leave in January doesn’t make sense for Bayern from a sporting perspective. They will get a very meagre fee for him due to his contractual situation. It is better to have a player of his quality in the squad as they look to challenge on all fronts.