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Report: Alaba’s demands are so high, even Real Madrid thinks he’ll go to PSG

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Per kicker, David Alaba is asking for €20m in wages and another €20m in fees to be shared by his father and agent Pini Zahavi.

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David Alaba publicly has lamented the supposed untruths that the press has reported about his supposed demands. Kicker has presumably just given him more to lament in their Thursday print edition. Per the German soccer magazin, Alaba’s demands are so astronomically high, that even Real Madrid is resigned to see him transfer to PSG.

Kicker writes that the international break has taken some of the pressure off of Bayern Munich’s front office after the furor caused by Herbert Hainer’s abrupt retraction of their offer for the homegrown player. The Bayern bosses know that money is tight across Europe. That includes Alaba’s prime targets in Spain:

Zinedine Zidane, coach at Real, is in contact with Alaba, but the total package with his salary demands (around €20 million including bonuses) and a recruitment commission of ideally €20 million that agent Pini Zahavi and the Alaba family would share, is too exorbitant even for Real Madrid. Hence the “royals” presume that the FC Bayern defensive boss will land instead at Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG, which is effectively a state-controled enterprise bankrolled by Qatar, has successfully evaded punishment for violating Financial Fair Play regulations intended to force clubs to live within their means. They made it all the way to the Champions League final last season, where they were defeated by Alaba’s own Bayern Munich. Could they buy his services instead to contend for the trophy again next season?