Bayern Munich defender David Alaba mentioned on Tuesday that he’ll leave the membership at the end of the season, parting methods after 13 years following the 2 sides’ latest failure to agree on a brand new deal.
“I decided after this season (I want) to do something new, to leave the club,” the 28-year-old instructed a information convention a day after their 3-3 draw in opposition to Arminia Bielefeld within the Bundesliga.
“It was no easy decision because I have been here for 13 years and this club is close to my heart,” he mentioned, including that he had not determined the place he would go subsequent.
The Austria worldwide has been linked with a number of English Premier League golf equipment, whereas Real Madrid have additionally reportedly proven an curiosity in signing the versatile defender.
“The decision of where the trip will go next has not yet been made,” Alaba mentioned. “But I needed a problem, to develop as a participant on and off the pitch. I needed to get out of my consolation zone.
“What will also influence my decision is where can I continue playing successful football,” he mentioned, including his agent was already in talks with a number of golf equipment with out offering any additional particulars.
Bayern in November withdrew a contract supply for Alaba, who has been at the membership since junior stage in 2008, after talks dragged on for months over the participant’s annual wage.
Alaba has been massively profitable at Bayern, having gained greater than two dozen titles together with two Champions League trophies, 9 league titles and 6 German Cups in addition to two Club World Cup crowns.
He has performed as each full again and centre again in addition to down the wing previously, and has been a starter for nearly a decade in addition to a fan favorite.
Bayern gained the Club World Cup title final week to cap a sensational 2019-20 season with six titles in whole.
They face Lazio within the Champions League final 16 later this month and are additionally prime of the Bundesliga.