Manchester United have been linked with David Alaba for quite some time and the latest reports going on in the media are intriguing.
According to AS, several top European clubs are interested in signing the Bayern Munich star and the Red Devils are one of them. It is stated that the Old Trafford outfit have formally made contact with his agent to inquire about hiring his services.
The renowned Spanish news source have mentioned that of all the competitors, it seems that Man United will bid the strongest to sign the Austrian international from the Bavarians.
Alaba will be out of contract in the summer and therefore, he can agree a pre-contract with the any foreign club next month. AS have mentioned that the German champions have put him up for sale as they do not want to lose him for free in the summer.
Last month, Football Insider reported that the 28-year-old defender could be lured for a fee of £30million in the January transfer window.
Alaba is a decorated star, who has won all the domestic titles with Bayern Munich and has also won two European Cups. He is a versatile talent, who can effectively play in the central defense and also in the left back role.
Capable of striking the ball from distance, the Austrian star has got a brilliant left foot and he is a specialist from set pieces as well.
AS claim that the 73-capped international wanted a new deal of net 12 million euros a year but the German giants did not meet his demands and that is why the relationship broke.
So, it will be fair to say that Man United would have to agree with him a lucrative deal to get his signing done next month. Despite all the issues, the defender continues to play regularly for Bayern, who are once again on top of the Bundesliga.
David Alaba is a world class star, who has the quality and experience to improve any back-line in the world. Man Utd do need to strengthen things at the back, should they make a £30million move to sign him in the winter transfer window?