Bayern keen to lock down German trio to avoid Alaba repeat

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 17 May 2021 22:22 BST 2 min read
Bayern keen to lock down German trio to avoid Alaba repeat

Bayern Munich are looking to tie down Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Niklas Sule to extended contracts in order to avoid a repeat of the current David Alaba situation which could see the Austrian leave for free.

Over the summer and up until now, Bayern have continually attempted to offer Alaba a new contract only for the player and his representatives to turn them down, with Alaba allegedly wanting to become one of the club’s highest earners on part with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Manuel, Neuer, and Thomas Muller.

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  • Bayern’s latest offer came last week and included a base salary with significant add-ons. Alaba turned that one down, too, and that led to the treble winners walking away from negotiations.

    It is now therefore likely that the Austrian will leave in January for a nominal fee, or for nothing in the summer of 2020.

    In order to keep this from happening with other important players, Bayern are acting in a more proactive fashion and will soon offer deals to Kimmich, Goretzka, and Sule, all of whom have become vital first-team players under the tenure of Hansi Flick.

    “We have an excellent team with a very good mix of young, highly talented and experienced, excellent players, and of course we want to keep this team together for the long term,” said Bayern President Herbert Hainer to SPORT BILD.

    Kimmich’s deal runs out in 2023, while the contracts of Goretzka and Sule run out in 2022.

    As for Alaba, he is wanted by some of the biggest clubs around Europe including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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