Austrian defender David Alaba , 28, confirmed his departure from Bayern Munich at the end of this season on Tuesday but did not reveal his fate, as he has not "decided" yet.
"I have decided that I will do something new afterwards. of the season and leave Bayern. It was not an easy decision, it was difficult. I have been here for more than 13 years and I have the club in my heart, "Alaba said at a press conference. "I have not decided where I am going, it will be seen," he replied when asked about his future. In his appearance, the defender acknowledged that he has had conversations with several clubs: "We are talking with several interested parties, now I am going to take time to think it over and make a decision about my new home," he said. One of the clubs with which he has had contact is Real Madrid , which sees an opportunity in a player of his age and characteristics that would come for free.
Alaba ends his contract at the end of this season so he will leave Bayern with the letter of freedom. His departure was already taken for granted after Bayern withdrew their last renewal offer that had not been accepted by the player and his advisers. In addition, last Sunday the German club announced the hiring of what is destined to be Alaba's replacement in his defense, the Frenchman Dayot Upamecano, 22, currently in the ranks of RB Leipzig. The new center-back has signed a five-year contract with the Bavarians.
Alaba has won 26 titles with Bayern, including two Champions Leagues, in 2013 and 2020, the first playing as a left-back and the second as a center-back. The Austrian player can also play in midfield.