Bayern ‘expect’ to lose Alaba, but ‘no decision yet’ on Madrid move



Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said Tuesday they “expect” to lose David Alaba at the end of the season, but the defender’s father and agent has denied reports the Austria international will join Real Madrid for next season.

“It looks as though he will leave the club, we have to expect that,” Flick said ahead of Wednesday’s league game at Augsburg.

“When a player of that quality leaves, it’s clear you’ll have to get – and will get – another player.”

Alaba is out of contract in June and has repeatedly stalled over signing a contract extension, amid reports he wants a substantial pay increase.

Bayern have already been linked to RB Leipzig’s French defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, as a possible replacement.

The 28-year-old Alaba, who joined Bayern as a junior in 2008 from Austria Vienna, has won 25 titles for Bayern, including the Champions League twice, since his Bundesliga debut in 2010.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper