The outgoing Bayern chief takes a swipe at Alaba after the defender leaves the club to join Real Madrid
‘Few people understand why a player who makes 15 million a year and then is not satisfied with 19.5 million’: outgoing Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge lashes out at David Alaba after the Austrian defender left the club to go to Real Madrid to go
- Alaba goes to Real Madrid after the European Championship transfer-free
- The Austrian won a whopping 10 Bundesliga titles during his time at Bayern
- The 28-year-old won a total of 27 trophies during his 13 years at the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge took aim at David Alaba after the defender left the German champions to join Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old will go to Los Blancos on a free transfer, sign a five-year contract and will transfer to his new club after the European Championship.
Rummenigge, who will resign from his post on June 30, admitted he was angry to lose Alaba, but the club simply could not live up to the conditions the Spanish giants offered.
David Alaba enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Munich, including 10 Bundesliga titles
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (above) admitted he was angry at Alaba. to lose
He told Kicker magazine: “I think very few people in this existential crisis understand when a professional football player already makes 15 million a year and then is not satisfied with 19.5 million.”
Asked if he meant Alaba, Rummenigge said: “In general, we have to strike a balance between the grassroots and the economic component, we must not forget the football fan just because they haven’t been to the stadium for a year. Football has always had a connecting element. ”
Alaba joined Bayern in 2008 and spent 13 years with the German giants, winning a whopping 27 trophies during his time at the Allianz Arena, including 10 Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.
David Alaba insists Real Madrid was always his first choice after leaving Bayern Munich
A number of Premier League clubs have been keen to take over the Austrian’s services, but Alaba insists Bernabeu has always been his favorite destination.
“I haven’t been approached by many clubs, but Real Madrid was at the top of my list. Alaba told the German newspaper photo.
“Like Bayern Munich, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world, with a special history and tradition.
“There have been so many great players in Real Madrid’s history and so many great wins and trophies.
“I want to join in and continue this successful story with the club and the fans.
“It will be a new chapter in life for my family and for me. I want to develop personally and professionally and that is exactly why I come to Madrid.’
The versatile Austrian will join his new Madrid team-mates after this summer’s European Championships