David Alaba has confirmed he will be leaving Bayern Munich after thirteen years. The 28-year-old had been in talks with the German giants for months and he was given the chance to extend his stay with the club. He has not decided to not sign a new contract and seek a new challenge away from Germany.
Alaba told reporters on Tuesday: “It was not an easy decision. I have been here for 13 years and the association is really close to my heart. I am very grateful to the association for many things. I took my time because it’s not an easy decision to make overnight. I decided to do something new – a new challenge. I haven’t made the decision yet (on my new club), that remains to be seen.
“It’s no secret that my management is in contact with several clubs. But a lot is being read into it and I want to concentrate fully on my task here. Money has not been a factor in my decision.” A number of clubs across Europe have been linked with Alaba, including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.