David Alaba has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
The Austrian international has been a mainstay of the club’s defence for over a decade.
But he has confirmed that he will leave the Allianz Arena when his contract expires, as he seeks a new challenge.
Alaba, who has twice won the Champions League with Bayern, as well as being a key player in their Bundesliga dominance, confirmed on Tuesday: “I have personally made the decision to leave FC Bayern at the end of this season and try something new.
“It obviously wasn’t an easy decision – I’ve been here for 13 years and the club is very important to me.”
Alaba will leave Germany in his quest for a new challenge and is known to desire a switch to Real Madrid.
“Of course I took my time, after 13 years it’s not an easy decision.
“I then decided for myself to try something new, a new challenge. It took time.”
However, he insists that no decision has been made on his next club.
“First of all, I haven’t decided which club I’m going to join yet,” he added.
“This lies in the future and we will see.”
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