Liverpool are looking to sign another one of Bayern Munich’s finest and most experienced players during the 2021 calendar year.
Liverpool have lost Virgil van Dijk to a long-term injury and following their lack of options in the heart of defence, they must turn to a signing in January or at least bring in some quality player during the summer so as to avoid any such lapses going forward. Having said that, it looks like they already have a plan for the latter option.
Express claims that Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is the player on their radar. After entering the final year of his stay at the Allianz Arena, contract talks between the player and club have destabilized and there may be the possibility that he leaves after spending a large part of his career with the defending Champions League winners.
Alaba’s major demand in the event that he extends his contract would be to become the Bavarian side’s highest paid player, estimated at 25 million euros per season. Bayern Munich don’t see a point in paying as much for a player who is 28 years old and is also demanding a five-year contract for his stay at the club.
Jurgen Klopp is thought to be in good relations with David Alaba, which may see the Reds have an advantage over his transfer ahead of the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, who have also monitored the player’s progress. The Reds are likely to reach an agreement with the player’s representatives in January over a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
Bayern Munich and Liverpool have already dealt in business terms this summer in the shape of Thiago Alcantara, and despite Alaba’s contractual situation, another potential agreement may not be ruled out. Should the Bavarians be open to selling the Austrian for a minimal fee in January rather than lose him for free, the Merseyside outfit may be interested.
David Alaba would be a brilliant addition to Liverpool, but he must play in a central defender’s role on a regular basis as opposed to the left-back’s position which is occupied by Andrew Robertson. The 28-year-old’s set-piece prowess will be another huge asset for Klopp’s outfit, who now supposedly leads the race for the player.