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Bayern Munich chairman confirms David Alaba stance amid Manchester City interest

David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said David Alaba is not for sale, amid Manchester City transfer links.

Alaba has worked with Pep Guardiola during his time at Bayern and has been mentioned as a potential City target this summer due to his experience and ability to play at centre-back and left-back.

The Citizens are not actively pursuing the 28-year-old but might go in for him were Bayern to make him available for transfer. Alaba is a left-back by trade but his versatility means he can also play in midfield and the majority of his appearances for Bayern this season came in the centre of defence.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Rummenigge said:

“First of all, I have to say about David that he had a great season. It was born out of necessity that he had to play at centre-back because we had several injuries, and then Hansi [Flick] put him in this position.

“He did it with flying colours. We haven’t had a ‘chief’ in defence for some time now, one who really takes the reins in hand and sets the tone there and simply acts as the head of the defensive unit – he did that.

“This has been seen especially in these coronavirus times. In these empty stadiums, his instructions showed how well he organised it at the back. Even with his style of play he is a very, very important player for us, we don’t need to talk about that.

“I am nevertheless optimistic that at the end of the day we will find a solution that David will even end his career here. He is the first player to play again at this level like Franz [Beckenbauer] back then, taking the reins. I think David knows what he has at Bayern, and we know what we have in David.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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