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Bayern Munich star David Alaba still pondering future as “dream club” vs. “financial package” remains the debate

David Alaba does not appear to be ready to cede any of his financial demands.

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Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is still trying to make a decision on his future, but per a slew of reports we’ve seen recently, it will not be easy.

A few of the factors that appear to be causing Alaba the most consternation are:

  • Financial package: By all accounts, Alaba wants to get paid....and in a big way.
  • Destination: Alaba is said to want to play in Spain, but Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are not exactly in great financial shape. Other options in England and France are now at the forefront of the discussion.
  • Position: Some reports state that Alaba wants a permanent shift to midfield.

Sport Bild filed the latest news and as the German outlet wrote, “So far, only one thing is certain: at the end of the season, the top defender will leave Bayern.”

Within Sport Bild’s report Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi, insisted that Alaba has still not signed an agreement with any club — despite rumors that he had a deal in place with Real Madrid.

“All the top clubs in Europe are after David, but he’s the one who has to make the final decision,” said Zahavi.

Per Sport Bild, the current list of clubs pursuing Alaba is as follows:

Notably absent from that list is Chelsea.Sport Bild indicated that the London club is currently unwilling to meet Alaba’s salary demands and agent fees.

Finally, PSG is now considered to be the one of the frontrunners with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid simply because the Parisians will be able to match Alaba’s financial demands. As for Barca and Los Blancos, Alaba considers the La Liga duo his dream clubs.

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