Flick on Alaba's exit: "We know that everything is going in one direction"
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said he has heard nothing from defender David Alaba, but admitted that he knows that everything is going in a certain direction, although the hope that the player will remain at the club is something he is clinging on to.
"These are things that can always happen, that there are players who leave when their contract ends," Flick said at the press conference of Bayern asked about reports that Alaba is reported to have already reached an agreement with Real Madrid.
"Hope is the last thing you lose. But naturally I know that things are going in a certain direction, which for the team will mean a change," he added.
Alaba, after 13 years of defending the colours of Bayern, did not reach an agreement for the renewal of his contract with the Bavarian club, which expires at the end of this season, so he can leave with the letter of freedom and has the right to negotiate from now on with other clubs.
The negotiations ended with the withdrawal of the renewal offer by Bayern, who did not want to accept the player's financial demands.
According to 'Marca', Real Madrid had already reached an agreement to sign Alaba as a free agent next summer. However, his father denied that there was anything firm in statements to 'bild'.