Edging the last year of his long Bayern Munich contract, David Alaba is attracting looks from all over Europe. His bond with the Bavarian club expires in 2021, and apparently, the Austria international doesn’t intend to sign a new contract.
Reports coming from big UK newspapers claim that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is trying to convince Alaba to join Man City. It is noteworthy that the two have already worked together for three seasons at Bayern when Guardiola managed the German giants.
Alaba’s price tag is about 65 million euros, but it’s sure that figures will lower down due to the uncertain scenario for the next season.
Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that Alaba’s situation is similar to that of Spaniard Thiago Alcantara, which means that price from both will lower down, but that doesn’t mean that Bayern will let them go for free.
In addition to Man City, there’s another Premier League club eyeing a possible David Alaba move, and that is Chelsea. Some unofficial and untrusty sources claim that Man United are also on the signing race, but I believe it’s mere speculation.
Playing for Bayern Munich since 2010, the Austrian international left-back has played about 380 games defending the Bavarian colors and won 22 titles. Indeed, he’s a victorious player, and it’s always good to have this kind of player around.
Guardiola knows that, and even though he’s got a very talented and expensive squad at Manchester City, there aren’t many players who step up at hard moments, and Alaba should be a natural leader.
Even though Alaba doesn’t score too many goals, he’s very solid at defending, and usually pulls off some decent and accurate key-passes.