Bayern are trying to tie the Austria international defender. But he has repeatedly turned down their offers.
David Alaba must take responsibility
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has said that defender David Alaba must “take responsibility” for himself as his contract saga rumbles on. Bayern are trying to tie the Austria international defender. But he has repeatedly turned down their offers. Indeed, Bayern have withdrawn their latest offer after it was turned down by a player reportedly being courted by both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. As his deal expires in June, he can move to either of these clubs on a free transfer, unless a new deal is agreed. Flick emphasized the importance of the player for his team and told him to think carefully before coming to any conclusion. “David must take responsibility and decide for himself what is important to him,” he told reporters. “David is a very good person and a brilliant footballer.”
Bayern are ready to release Jerome Boateng
“He’s very popular with the team and keeps them together”. There seems to be an internal divide at Bayern in how to handle the situation. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said he did not see how a deal can be done. At the same time, general manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge indicated that the door was still open for the 28-year-old if he wanted to come back to the table. In the coming months, Bayern Munich may face significant reshuffle of their defence. And in the summer of 2021 defender Jerome Boateng also out of a contract. Reports in Germany suggested that Bayern were ready to release the veteran player at the end of his term, but Flick is not so clear. “He’s a crucial player,” he said. “He has been with the club for over nine years and has been a three-time winner twice in that time.”
“You cannot write off such a player”. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich lost some of their cushions atop of Germany’s top flight on Saturday. As they were held in a 1-1 draw by Werder Bremen. They will tackle Red Bull Salzburg this week at home in the Champions League before travelling to Stuttgart on Saturday for domestic business.