Bayern Munich’s loss is set to become Real Madrid’s gain

David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich look set to lose an important player to European rivals next summer.

The transfer window in 2014 was peculiar for Bayern Munich as they lost Toni Kroos to Real Madrid for a nominal transfer fee. The German Champions were not ready to meet the salary demands of Kroos, leaving them no other option but to cash in for him rather than losing him for a free transfer.

A similar type of business could happen between Bayern and Real Madrid next summer. This time around, Die Roten will get no fee as the player will be leaving on a free transfer. According to The Athletic UK, Real Madrid is in the driving seat to complete the signing of David Alaba next summer.

The English media outlet also insists that Manchester United is not going to pursue the signing of Alaba. Real Madrid is ready to fulfill his wage demands, which have not been met by Bayern in multiple contract proposals.

Die Roten has been negotiating with Alaba for most of 2020. The Austrian defender was reportedly not ready to budge on his wage demands, but Die Roten were reportedly confident at one point that an agreement will be reached between two parties.

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There was no end in sight for these negotiations as both parties remained far apart on wages. Bayern were reportedly aware of the consequences of meeting Alaba’s wage demands, so they decided to withdraw their offer from the table at the end of October. It will take a massive u-turn from the club and player to talk again about the new deal in the next six months.

As things stand, Alaba can start talking to clubs in January. If Real Madrid is desperate to sign him, then an agreement could be reached when the winter transfer window opens. Previous reports have always insisted that Alaba always favoured a move to Spain with constant links with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

It will be a big loss for Die Roten since Alaba has played a big role in the treble-winning campaign. He seamlessly slotted in the central defense last season when other players were injured. Along with Boateng, Alaba formed a solid partnership in the heart of the defense, providing the foundation for the team to go deep in the Champions League.

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Hansi Flick still wants Alaba to stay at the club, but it will a massive surprise if the Austrian defender will be in Bavaria next season. A remarkable career in Bavaria comes to a bitter end, but the club did everything possible to extend Alaba’s stay at the club.