David Alaba’s future has been thrown into further doubt after Bayern Munich’s controversial decision on their defender.
Bayern Munich have made the bold decision to withdraw a contract offer for Alaba. Thus, he will become a free agent once his current deal expires at the end of the season and can begin talks with other clubs from January.
The German giants had presented a lucrative offer to extend Alaba’s contract, but proposed a deadline of October 31 for the defender to decide – which has now gone by.
Bayern, therefore, have ended talks over an extension after Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi, told them their latest offer was ‘unsatisfying’.
“We presented him with a really, very good very fair, competitive offer – especially during these times,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer told BR24Sport.
“We told David’s agent during the last meeting that we wanted clarity and an answer by the end of October, because we want to plan for such an important position and personnel. But we didn’t hear anything.
“Our sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic then contacted the agent and the answer was that the offer is still unsatisfying and that we should think more.
“We then decided to take the offer off the table completely. That means there is no longer any offer.”
This turn of events seemingly brings an end to what has become an increasingly irritable saga between both parties.
Former Bayern president Uli Hoeness even insinuated that Alaba was only interested in money, which drew a furious reaction from the player’s father – who, in turn, accused Hoeness of ‘spreading dirty lies’.
Zahavi was also labeled a ‘greedy piranha’ by the Bavarian icon.