Bayern Munich’s star player’s agent has turned down the news surrounding his clients move to a Spanish Club. This comes a few days after news had broken out claiming David Alaba had verbally agreed to join Barcelona.
David Alaba will be leaving the club at the end of the season on a free transfer putting an end to his 13-year career with the Bavarians. Earlier this week a report claimed that Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi has come to a verbal agreement that would take the player to Barcelona.
But the agent soon cleared the dust by denying so. It was also mentioned that the agent told Barcelona’s newly elected president Joan Laporta that Alaba has not agreed on any contract with Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old joined the German giants in 2008 and has won every possible trophy there. He has also won the treble twice. The Austrian defender has made more than 400 appearances scoring 33 times for Bayern Munich. He was offered a new contract, but the player denied it to start a new chapter in his career.
Which club will David Alaba play for?
David Alaba is a player every club will want considering his versatility. Especially him being a free agent. He has been a crucial player for Bayern and has been their best defender.
He has been linked with a lot of clubs across Europe. But Real Madrid remains the most possible destination. As soon as he declared his departure, he was linked with the Spanish giants. Real Madrid will also be looking to bolster their defence with Raphael Varane rumored to leave the club.
“It was not an easy decision. I have been here for 13 years and the association is really close to my heart and am very grateful to the association for many things. I took my time because it’s not an easy decision to make overnight. And I decided to do something new – a new challenge. I haven’t made the decision yet (on my new club), that remains to be seen.” – David Alaba.
A move to Barcelona also doesn’t look feasible because of their financial situation. The Catalans surpassed £1 billion in debt. Unless and until they sell players and clear the books, a new addition is difficult. Moreover, Alaba is expecting a £400,000 a week wage wherever he plays next.
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