Bayern Munich resigned to losing David Alaba in summer

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba could be playing for other club next season. (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba could be playing for other club next season. (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is not expecting any u-turn in David Alaba’s contract saga.

It has been a successful year for Bayern Munich in terms of building a solid squad to challenge on all fronts and emulate last season’s success more consistently. They managed to secure the future of key players such as Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, and Thomas Muller, outlining their ambition to continue challenging for top trophies.

Meanwhile, Die Roten also lost Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool. There is bitter taste amongst Bayern fans considering how the contract situation of David Alaba has panned out. The Austrian defender no longer has a contract offer on the table as the club withdrew all offers at the end of October.

According to SportBild this week, things are unlikely to change between Alaba and Bayern. This report insists that Die Roten is not planning to hold talks with the player’s entourage regarding a new deal. Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi is set to talk with interested clubs during the winter transfer window.

On the other hand, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge remained tightlipped about Alaba’s situation. While talking to Tuttosport (via Football Italia) this week, Rummenigge insisted that Alaba may change teams, but he can also end up changing his mind and sign a new deal.

"“Every team rightly think about reinforcing themselves. It’s normal, in this situation, that the top clubs think about Alaba.”“Now, it’s up to him to make a decision and maybe he will change team. Or maybe, he’ll change his mind and stay at Bayern. We’ll see.”"

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The report from SportBild hints that Zahavi is set to hold talks with Chelsea during the winter transfer window. It is surprising to see Chelsea being heavily linked with Alaba since previous reports have insisted that he prefers moving to Spain rather than England.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have previously linked heavily with Alaba. Both Spanish clubs are not exactly in a healthy financial situation due to the pandemic. Barcelona is reportedly asking players to take wage cuts, while Real Madrid didn’t sign a single player in the summer. The Premier League clubs can meet Alaba’s demands, so Chelsea may have a good chance to complete this transfer despite the player’s interest in a move to Spain.

Juventus has also been linked with Alaba in the last few months. Italy could be a very good destination for Alaba for financial reasons due to the new tax reforms. If there is no big development about his Bayern’s future in the next couple of weeks, then Alaba will most likely secure a summer move in January itself.

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It is a shame that Alaba is bringing curtains on his Bayern career much earlier than expected. Nevertheless, he has been a fantastic player for the German club. The Austrian defender is not going to leave the club in January, so he has a big role to play this season. It would be a fitting end for his Bayern career if the team manages to defend all their titles.