In these times, near the end of the year, rumors begin to sound in relation to the possible signings of next summer since the players who end their contract at the end of the season have the possibility to negotiate freely with the club they want from January 1st. David Alaba, one of Bayern Munich’s star players, is in that situation and seems bounds to leave the Allianz Arena.
One of the characteristics of David Alaba’s game is versatility as he can play as a center back, full back, central midfielder and even as attacking midfielder, as he has done in the Austrian national team. This is one of the many qualities that make Alaba such an appealing player and that is why some of Europe’s finest clubs are trying to sign him as a free agent.
Originally from Austria Wien’s academy but signed at 16 by Bayern Munich, David Alaba, 28 year-old, has spent his entire professional career at the Bavarian club (except for a short loan spell at Hoffenheim in 2011). Initially, he started as a center midfielder, although Louis Van Gaal moved him to the left back role where he had very good seasons and established himself at Bayern. Later, Guardiola would put him at center back, where David Alaba also played at a very good level and proved himself capable of delivering in different positions. Alaba currently has a contract with Bayern Munich until June 2021 and, based on reports, he has no intention of renewing his contract so in a few days he will be free to negotiate with any club that offers him a deal.
And when it comes to someone of David Alaba’s caliber, the offers are going to come in and they will come from the best football teams in the world. Real Madrid is one of the main favorites and they want him due to his versatility, which would allow them to replace Sergio Ramos or Mendy, at the same time as Casemiro, Kroos or Modric. It would be a wild card for Zinedine Zidane’s rotations.
Chelsea FC is another club that is after the Austrian, although in this case Alaba would probably play in a more centralized position as center back or as a midfielder since they have just signed Ben Chilwell for the left back position. Alaba has also interested Manchester United where he could accompany Bruno Fernandes in midfield or Harry Maguire as a center back, considering that they have Luke Shaw and Alex Telles, although there is always the possibility that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer decides to alter his formation, which is something he is known for.
In short, the race to sign David Alaba has just commenced.