David Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi says Real Madrid and Barcelona are not the Austrian defender’s only options when he leaves Bayern Munich this summer with Chelsea and PSG also in the picture.
- David Alaba will leave Bayern Munich when his contract ends in the summer
- The Austrian defender, 28, has been associated with several top European clubs
- Reports in Germany suggested that Real Madrid and Barcelona are just options
- But Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi has refuted that, saying Alaba has yet to choose
- Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain also link the versatile defender
David Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi, has toned down suggestions that the defender is only interested in a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The Austrian international, 28, will leave Bayern Munich after 13 years when his contract expires in the summer.
This has sparked a wave of speculation about his next move with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea listed as other possible destinations.
Austrian defender David Alaba is poised to leave Bayern Munich during the summer
The 28-year-old has been associated with a number of leading European clubs in recent months
Sky Sport Germany journalist Max Bielefeld reported that Alaba had turned down a substantial offer from PSG and also turned down the chance to play for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea in favor of a move to Spain.
Zahavi went on to downplay the claim that Spanish giants Real and Barcelona were now the front runners to sign him.
He told Diario AS: ‘David has to choose who wins the race. But we are still in talks with other clubs. There is no deadline. ‘
Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi says Alaba’s options are not limited to the two Spanish clubs
Alaba tackles Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland during the clubs’ recent meeting
It has even been suggested that Alaba’s future club will not be determined until after Austria’s Euro 2020 season. They are drawn with the Netherlands, North Macedonia and Ukraine in group C.
AS points out that Real Sergio Ramos or Raphael Varane should switch to make room in their defensive squad for Alaba.
France international Varane’s contract expires in 2022 and so Real could sell him this summer to ensure maximum profit from his sale.
Ramos, 34, doesn’t seem to be any closer to a contract extension in Bernabeu – he wants a two-year extension on his deal, but Real has only submitted a one-year offer.
Joan Laporta, Barcelona’s new president, sees Alaba as a potential summer headline, but reports say Real remains in pole position.
Any possible transfer from Real Madrid for Alaba depends on Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos