When Bayern Munich failed to reach an accord with David Alaba and his agent Pini Zahavi over a new deal, it was not for a lack of effort.
In fact, Alaba’s free agent status is far more based on a disconnect with financial alignment than anything. Despite facing the fact that he will lose such a strong veteran player, Bayern Munich future CEO Oliver Kahn seems at ease with the situation, especially because of how far apart the two sides were when talking numbers.
“In a certain way, I am actually disaffected because I notice a disconnection from reality, which is breathtaking,” Kahn said to kicker (as captured by Goal). “We appreciate David Alaba very much, he is an extraordinary person, always friendly and open. Although we tried everything to keep him, no agreement was reached.”
If Kahn learned anything from the Alaba ordeal, it is that he will not let another key veteran’s deal sit so long, Kahn also indicated that Bayern Munich would like to avoid losing such prized veterans as Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller.
“Why shouldn’t we remember to extend with one or the other again if they play like they are at the moment?” Kahn stated.