Real Madrid & Barcelona Keen on David Alaba as Austrian Admits Interest in New Challenge

?Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is thought to be considering his future at the club, with both Real Madrid and Barcelona keeping a close eye on his situation.

Alaba’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021, and while Bayern are keen to tie him down to a new deal, the Austrian is currently said to be on the fence about extending his stay at the club.

That’s according to ?Sport Bild, who note that the 27-year-old believes this summer could be his final chance to earn a big move to another European giant like ?Real or ?Barcelona.

Since first joining the academy in 2008, Alaba has made 372 appearances for ?Bayern and remains a key part of the team to this day. Primarily a left-back, he has switched over to a central role this season and has been at the top of his game.

It’s no surprise that both Real and Barcelona have taken notice of him, and it appears as though the feeling may be mutual. Speaking to ?GQ, Alaba confessed that the idea of testing himself away from Bayern is one that intrigues him.

“Yes [I would be open to moving to Madrid of Barcelona],” he confessed. “I don’t know whether that would be during or after my career. But I can definitely imagine it.

“I feel very comfortable in Munich. But I can also basically imagine taking a different path. That will show up sometime. I’m not worried about that at the moment.”

Alaba may have to make a decision fairly soon, as former Bayern president Uli Hoeneß told ?Sport1 that Alaba is one of several players who are currently being spoken to in regards to their contracts, alongside Thomas Müller and ?Manuel Neuer.

“I know that all players are currently being spoken to and I hope that everything will go well,” he revealed.

It could be an interesting summer at Bayern. While the club are working to tie some players down to new contracts, they are also open to selling others to raise transfer funds and free up space on the wage books.

?Jérôme Boateng, Javi Martínez and Corentin Tolisso are all thought to be nearing the door, and it seems possible that Alaba could join them as well.

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