After his representatives were accused of greed, David Alaba had to speak and give details about his negotiations with Bavaria.
Alaba has been in Munich since joining the academy in 2008. After making his first team debut in 2010, he has gradually become a staple in the defense. The Austrian made a total of 437 appearances for the club and won nine Bundesliga titles during his time in Bayern.
However, Alaba’s contract expires in 2021 and the two sides are slow to agree. Rumor has it that Alaba’s representatives are asking for EUR 25 million a year, which would make him Bayern’s highest paid player, and Hoeness also accuses Alaba agent Pini Zahavi, who is known to have made some very controversial transfers in the past.
Alaba’s father George reacted angrily to the accusations of greed and in turn accused Hoeness of “Spreading dirty lies”. And on Monday night, it was Alaba’s turn to decide on the nature of the negotiations. “I would like my contract situation not to be disclosed publicly”Said Alaba to Bild. “That is why some statements and rumors in recent weeks have surprised and hurt me. Much that is being written and said right now is neither right nor true. I would like to spare everyone involved in a public discussion, even if not all the details are known. “
“I never really commented on this subject because I only focused on our important tasks with FC Bayern, continued the Austrian. And that was good because in the end we won the treble. That’s all that matters in recent weeks and months. The fact that I was able to actively contribute to shaping this unique story makes me proud every day. This club is not just a club for me, it is home and family. I’ve been wearing the iconic red shirt for 12 years, and I do it every day with dedication, pride and passion, and I still do. The well-being of this fantastic club is above all and is also very important to me. I took every responsible person, every teammate, every employee of the club to heart. In a family you may have a different opinion, you might say, but it always remains in the family. I will continue to take that into account. I really hope we can find a solution as quickly as possible so that the club, the managers, my teammates and the fans know what is happening. “
Alaba played 42 games for Bayern last season and scored two goals while mostly playing in the middle with Alphonso Davies lined up as a left-back.
Bayern will face Schalke on Friday before facing Sevilla in the European Super Cup.