Updated: Mar 8, 2021
David Alaba is seeking a new challenge.
Bayern Munich star David Alaba has confirmed that he will be seeking pastures new at the end of the 2020-21 season when his contract expires.
The Austria international has been plying his trade at the Allianz Arena for 11 years, winning a total of 27 major trophies with the Bundesliga champions.
It is believed that he would be heading to the Santiago Bernabeu as the Spanish giants are looking to bolster their defence this summer. And, according to reports, the 28-year-old is already learning the Spanish language.
The versatile player, who has won the Champions League twice with Bayern, said on Tuesday: "I have personally made the decision to leave FC Bayern at the end of this season and try something new.
"It obviously wasn't an easy decision - I've been here for 13 years and the club is very important to me.
"I decided for myself to try something new, a new challenge."
Various tabloids in Germany suggest Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona have previously shown interested in Alaba, but at the moment the Austrian is yet decide where he will be playing next season.
“First of all, I haven’t decided which club I’m going to join yet," he added, speaking at a press conference arranged by Bayern.
"There are many factors involved. I will give a lot of thought to that. Where can I continue to play successful football? That will greatly influence my decision.
"This lies in the future and we will see."
When quizzed whether Spain could be his next stop, he replied: "My management is in talks with all the clubs.
"I'm not stressed about that. At some point I'll make my decision."
He did hint however: "My Spanish is not good, but good enough for the pitch."