David Alaba’s value to Bayern Munich is undeniable. He’s Bayern through and through, emerging from the club’s youth academy and establishing himself as a starter for a decade. He’s been invaluable at left back and more recently at center back, with his versatility making him a great asset for Bayern Munich’s treble ambitions season after season.
Thus, it is not surprising that Bayern Munich are interested in extending the Austrian. Per a report by Bild (behind a paywall), Bayern want to extend Alaba’s contract, which runs until 2021. However, the first meeting between the two parties ended without any definite result.
According to Bild, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic met last Wednesday with the player and his father George, who had traveled from Vienna. Alaba was also accompanied by his new agent Pini Zahavi.
Zahavi is a high-profile agent who also happens to ply his trade for the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Wilfried Zaha, so it it understandable that Alaba would look to him to help negotiate what could be a last, bumper contract.