Bayern Munich withdrew a contract offer to David Alaba over the weekend after the versatile defender’s representatives snubbed an apparently generous five-year package with the European champions.
Unless he inks a new deal, Alaba can sign a pre-contract agreement with another club as of Jan. 1, 2021, in anticipation of joining his new employer for the 2021-22 campaign.
“We have a new situation since this weekend,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said during Sunday’s BR Blickpunkt Sport show, as translated by ESPN’s Stephan Uersfeld. “We submitted to David and his advisor some time ago what we think was a very good offer.
“During the last meeting, we had said we wanted clarity by the end of October. We did not hear anything until yesterday and we contacted his advisor.
“The answer was that the offer was still unsatisfactory and we should think about it again. We then decided to take the offer completely off the table. This means there is no longer an offer.”
Bayern offered Alaba an annual salary of around €11 million that could potentially rise to €15 million with bonuses, ESPN reports. Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus are reportedly interested in signing the 28-year-old.
Alaba, who has won the Champions League twice and collected nine Bundesliga titles and six DFB-Pokals with Bayern, expressed disappointment that updates on his contract situation were made public.