David Alaba has hinted that there could be progress on a potential Bayern Munich contract extension in the ‘coming weeks’.
Despite having been with the club since 2008, Alaba has frequently been linked with a move away from Bavaria over the past few seasons, with top sides across Europe keen admirers of his versatility and consistency.
An example of that has been his recent usage in central defence this season, a position he’s in played before but not most regularly. Yet, as ever, he’s taken to it like a duck to water. Thus, being one of the most complete footballers on the continent naturally draws attention, but it appears as if an extended Bayern stay could be on the cards.
Links to the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea have emerged over recent weeks, and a source told 90min that Die Roten were even considering using Alaba as part of a swap deal to secure long-term target Leroy Sane.
Alaba has since brushed off speculation surrounding his future, although on the topic of remaining in Bavaria he revealed that there could be movement on an extension over the next few weeks.
“Look, I try to focus on the essentials, on the games,” Alaba told Sky Austria. “It is very good for me. That is where my focus is entirely.
“We have no deadline. We will see in the coming weeks what will happen next. At the moment, everything is calm.”
With just one year left on his current deal causing ears to prick up, the calmness of Alaba over the situation would indicate he’s comfortable with his future, despite some of the biggest sides in Europe hovering over his position.
There were some concerns that Alphonso Davies’ remarkable rise to the first team would scupper Alaba’s chances of regular football, but given he’s moved into central defence recently, those fears have been quelled.
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