Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Marc Roca (L) and Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender David Alaba warm-up earlier than the FIFA Club World Cup semi-closing soccer match between Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Germany’s Bayern Munich at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium within the Qatari metropolis of Ar-Rayyan on February 8, 2021. (Photo by Karim JAAFAR / AFP)
Defender David Alaba confirmed Tuesday he’ll leave Bayern Munich after 13 years at the club when his contract expires at the discontinuance of the season nonetheless refused to name his next destination.
“I made the resolution to close one thing novel after this season and leave the club,” the 28-365 days-extinct Austrian global stated in a press conference in Munich.
“That wasn’t an awfully easy resolution. I’ve been here for 13 years and the club is amazingly near my heart,” he stated.
Alaba joined Bayern’s academy in 2008, made his Bundesliga debut in March 2010 and has prior to now obtained 26 trophies with the club.
On the other hand, he refused to substantiate rumours he’ll join Spanish giants Barcelona. He has also been linked to Real Madrid and Manchester Metropolis.
“It’s no secret that my administration is in contact with some clubs. The aid will probably be determined within the waste,” he stated.
Alaba changed into a key member of the aspect which obtained the Club World Cup closing in Qatar remaining week as Bayern changed into entirely the 2nd club after Barcelona to capture all six titles readily available within the outdated 12 months.
He obtained the Champions League with Bayern remaining season and in 2013.
Having began as a left-serve, he has switched between the defensive midfield and centre-serve in most up-to-date seasons.
He has made 415 appearances for the Bavarian giants, nonetheless repeatedly changed into down Bayern’s attempts to enhance his contract.
Bayern has signed 22-365 days-extinct French centre-serve Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig to interchange Alaba next season.