In 2008 David Alaba came to Munich from Vienna at the age of 16. FC Bayern shaped him at least as much as it is the other way around. The Austrian is hoping for a further maturation process with his future club.
“Of course I’m leaving Bayern with a crying eye, but I’m also looking forward to my future,” said the national player, who will leave the German record champions at the end of the season after 13 years after failed contract negotiations with the Munich bosses.
David Alaba avoids mentioning his new club Real Madrid
In an interview with the club’s own magazine “51”, Alaba does not speak about his future employer. The 28-year-old should be drawn to Real Madrid. The farewell to FC Bayern was “not a decision against the club,” said the two-time triple winner (2013, 2020), who can transfer free of charge after his contract expires.
“I’ve decided for myself that I want to do something new again to take another step forward,” said Alaba: “In order to grow, you have to leave your ‘comfort zone’ – and I deliberately put this word in quotation marks Because otherwise it could be misinterpreted: At FC Bayern, the sporting expectations are always extreme, from those responsible, in the dressing room or from yourself. I mean to say that you may have to go into the unknown to go further to mature. “Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich, left and right, have to say goodbye to David Alaba, center. A veteran of FC Bayern Munich is moving to Real Madrid for the 2021/22 season.
David Alaba: “FC Bayerrn is my family, my homeland, my home”
Eigengewächs Alaba looks back on “incredibly beautiful years” in Munich. “I came here from Vienna as a 16-year-old, and 13 years later we can look back on almost half of my life. That actually says it all. The club is my family, my homeland, my home,” said the Austrian, who lives on 32nd matchday in Bielefeld with Bayern could prematurely become German champions for the tenth time. He would then be – level with Thomas Müller – German record champion among the players. (dpa / hau)
David Alaba reacts to the announcement by Bayern President Herbert Hainer that the contract offer from FCB is off the table. He criticizes the fact that alleged negotiation details have repeatedly leaked to the public in recent months.