Alaba hints on leaving Bayern in the near future
The Austrian professional footballer Alaba who plays for the German club Bayern Munich has been committed for the Bundesliga Champions this season, but is currently facing a new challenger for his role at left-back.
David Alaba’s future at Allianz Arena seems to seize up in the air after he suggested he could see himself leaving the club in the future.
The 27-year old Austrian has contract at Allianz Arena until the 2021 summer, and has been a first-team fixture under both ex-manager Niko Kovac and Hansi Flick so far this season.
Alaba has filled in impressively at centre-back, and have been covering up for the likes of Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez since they were struck with injury, but their eventual return from injury leaves some doubts around his long-term future in Bayern.
“I am not worried about that at all,” Alaba told Sport1. “At the moment, we have world-class defenders in our team who are injured.
“I know my job right now and I am trying to help the team. Whether or not I will not stay in this position, we will find out.”
When asked whether he is expecting a contract extension or looking to move on, he said; “I can imagine both; staying here or taking a different route.
“At the moment, however, we have goals here and I want to achieve them with Bayern Munich.”
Alaba is currently working as a mentor for the 19-year old Davies, the young Canadian after making four substitute appearances in the first eight Bundesliga games of the season, he had played 90 minutes in each of Bayern’s last seven league matches.
“I was thrown in at deep end very early, maybe even younger,” Alaba said.
“It is nice to see him swimming freely! He is doing really, really well.
“He is a boy who wants to develop, who listens and can be guided in training sessions. It’s nice to see him doing well.
“He is a player who is very brave, and he improvises well. You need that at the top level these days and he really does it very well.”