Salzburg (AP) – Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic of the German football champion FC Bayern Munich expects the Austrian national player David Alaba to leave.

“I don’t know how to get together anymore,” Salihamidzic said before the Champions League match at Red Bull Salzburg on pay-TV channel Sky, stressing: “Now we have to deal with David leaving us.” Alaba had an improved. offer to renew the contract declined, so the club informed the 28-year-old and his advisor after a deadline that “we will withdraw the offer,” Salihamidzic said.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer announced on Bavarian television on Sunday evening that after months of poker with Alaba and his advisers, the club wanted clarity on October 31. “There is no more offer,” said the 66-year-old. The association wanted planning certainty for such an important position and personnel.

“We are all professionals. We appreciate him very much, he is a top player and is very important to our team. We will do it professionally,” said Salihamidzic now, but also admitted: “If such a player leaves the club for free. leaves, that’s the worst case. ”Alaba was surprised and disappointed with the withdrawn contract offer.

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