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David Alaba: “We need not only a high-level squad but also a big squad”

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FC Bayern Munich players continue to to highlight the clubs need for further transfers before the window shuts in September. He also left his future at Bayern after his contract open-ended.

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David Alaba suggests that FC Bayern Munich require further transfers in order to deal with the season ahead in domestic and European competitions.

The Austrian international joins Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Joshua Kimmich in voicing their concerns over the size of the current squad. While Die Roten have made the additions of Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Jann-Fiete Arp, and the loan signing of Ivan Perisic, FC Bayern arguably require further additions in midfield and attack.

Talking to the Austria Press Agency, Alaba highlighted his concerns:

The season lasts a long time, and with these charges we need not only a high-level squad but also a big squad. I think there should be one or two more players to raise the level of competition and to be well positioned with respect to depth.

While the 27-year-old suggests FC Bayern should make further additions, he trusts the board to make the correct decisions for the club:

I have faith in our bosses and I think there is still some work to be done.

David Alaba’s future in Bavaria has been one of rumors and debate. The left-back, whose contract expires in 2021, has been linked with a move to Spain. While acknowledging his future situation, the Austrian remains committed for the upcoming season:

My focus is on Bayern. I don’t know what will happen next year, but I have always stressed that I am a player looking for new challenges — whether that will be at Bayern or elsewhere, I cannot say.

Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga season starts today against Hertha Berlin.