The Bayern sports director praised the Austrian defender and put him on par with the great German soccer legend.
Barcelona is in search of reinforcing its last line, which currently has Gerard Piqué and Clement Lenglet on the starting team. One of the names that has sounded the most in recent dates is that of David Alaba , the player of Bayern Munich who has been rated by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge like the “black Beckenbauer”.
“I always said that David is actually something like the black Franz Beckenbauer to me. He is the first player to play at this level like Franz,” said the sporting director and former Bavarian forward.
Bayern is aware that Alaba is coveted by various clubs, but wants to renew it. Thus, Rummenigge stated in an interview to Sky that he is optimistic to find “a solution for David to even finish his career here.”
Alaba has an annual salary of 20 million euros per year, for a footballer who has experience and versatility (he can play left-back too). His contract ends in 2021 and he would be free, so he was offered to Barcelona but he would wait for the next season.
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