Bayern Munich End Contract Talks with Star Defender David Alaba

David Alaba of Bayern Munich in July. Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock

Austrian defender David Alaba is set for Bayern Munich exit next summer. According to the team’s president Herbert Hainer, Bayern has ended the contract extension talks with the 28-year-old star and won’t make further offers.

Alaba’s deal with Bundesliga champs expires after this season, and the two sides have been locked in negotiations for the better part of the year. The issue is, however, that the player is asking a lot more than Bayern is ready to pay.

Reportedly, the German club is ready to give Alaba a new five-year contract that can reach up to $17.5 million in yearly salary. Alaba’s representatives, on the other hand, are believed to be pushing for north of $22 million annually.

“We submitted to David and his advisor some time ago what we think was a very good offer,” said Hainer in a recent chat with BR Blickpunkt Sport. “The answer was that the offer was still unsatisfactory and we should think about it again. We then decided to take the offer completely off the table. This means there is no longer an offer.”

It is unclear whether two sides can return to the table at some point, but other European clubs are closely monitoring the situation. David Alaba will be eligible to talk with suitors in January, with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona being interested in his services.

Alaba has been with Bayern since 2008 when he joined the club’s youth academy. Since making his debut in 2010, he went on to make close to 400 appearances for the first team and help the club win 23 trophies, including nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.