The club legend, who is currently sitting in the meeting room at the Allianz Arena, has admitted that the Austrian could move to the pastures of the new 2021
Bayern Munich have resigned with the loss of David Alaba, linked to the Premier League, according to Oliver Kahn, who admitted that the defender is “looking around”.
Alaba has established himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Bundesliga and Champions League since joining Bayern Vienna in Austria in 2008.
The Austrian international has since appeared in over 400 games for the German champions, winning 23 major honors along the way, including nine championship titles and two European Cups.
He played a key role in Bayern’s treble run last season, and continued to enjoy a regular position in Hansi Flick’s settings in the first half of the 2020-21 campaign.
However, speculation about Alaba’s future has been raging in recent months, and his current contract expires next summer.
Bayern withdrew its latest offer to extend the 28-year-old’s existing deal after he allegedly refused a compromise during negotiations, amid rumors of interest such as Chelsea and Manchester United.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have also been set as possible next destinations for Alaba, and Flick has called on the valuable assets to make a final decision regarding his career course during an interview with The world last month.
“David should take responsibility and decide for himself what is important to him,” said the Bayern boss.
Allianz board member Arena Khan, who will replace Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as club president and CEO in December 2021, says Alaba has decided to invite offers from potential suitors, even though he has been given a chance to commit to generous fresh terms in his current environment.
Asked if he believes a versatile contractor could still sign the restoration, Bayern legend said Sport Bild: “At the moment I don’t know how this should happen.
“We threw out the red carpet for David Alaba and went to our borders. David and especially his advisor Pini Zahavi did not walk that red carpet.
“He seems to be looking around. We have to accept that.”
After a winter break in Germany, Alaba will once again compete for a place in Flick’s starting XI when the Bundesliga leaders host Mainz on January 3rd.