Why Alaba's arrival is a real possibility explained in 4 sentences
Jordi Alba has played without a back-up for the last season and now Barcelona are on the market for a replacement. Although Bayern allegedly rejected Barca's approach for Alaba, Mundo Deportico's Fernando Polo believes there are good reasons to think a deal is still possible:
- David Alaba has only two more years left of contract and is allegedly unwilling to renew it, meaning that Bayern Munich have to sell the player this summer or they risk losing him for free.
- The Austrian is 'open to a new challenge' and Barcelona are willing to offer him this chance, as he is seen good enough to compete with Jordi Alba for the starting spot.
- The German club reportedly offered the 27-year-old in a swap deal for Ousmane Dembele which indicates that they are open to discuss a possible exit.
- Bayern have already bought Atletico Madrid's Lucas Hernandez for €80m and it is expected that the Frenchman will become the starting left-back for the next season.
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