According to former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann, David Alaba whose contract is up in the summer would prefer a move to Spain instead of the Premier League champions Liverpool.
Alaba, who has been a vital cog in the Bayern Munich machine for years now is currently allowing his current deal to go down to the wire as he looks at his options in free agency.
The Austrian international has been a pillar of consistency since joining the German Champions from Austria Wien back in 2008.
Alaba has made a total of over 400 appearances for Bayern and has 23 trophies to his name already. He was an integral part of Hansi Flick’s side last season as they won the treble, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the UEFA Champions League.
Both La Liga giants in Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in the versatile 28-year-old and that could mean that Liverpool, whose defensive stocks are decimated, would be hard pressed to get a deal over the line for the Austrian.
Hamann was talking about the reports linking Alaba to Liverpool with Stadium Astro. Hamann stated:
“I think his preferred destination was always Spain. I’m not sure if he wants to go to the Premier League and come to Liverpool.
“The fact that Liverpool are interested is not a surprise because Alaba has probably been one of the best centre-backs – after Van Dijk – for the last 12-18 months. I just don’t see Bayern Munich letting him go in January.
The January window, which is now open could see Alaba move clubs, however it is highly unlikely that a player who is so pivotal to Bayern’s success, will be allowed to leave mid season.