The incoming Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn suggested in an interview with Sport Bild (print edition) that all talks between the club and David Alaba are over.
For a lengthy interview on several topics, Kahn sat down with Christian Falk and Tobias Altschäffl, but the truth of Alaba’s situation jumped off the paper.
Kahn provided his overview of how, from the viewpoint of the club, the bargaining process unfolded.
“For David Alaba, we rolled out the red carpet and went to our limits,” Kahn said. David and his lawyer, Pini Zahavi in particular, did not walk the red carpet. So, we rolled it back in again at some point.
If that was not ominous enough, Kahn said he was unable to anticipate more talks taking place.
Kahn said, “I don’t see how that could happen at the moment.”
Kahn also holds Alaba in high regard, considering the dispute at the negotiation table between the sides.
“For twelve years, David has been with FC Bayern, ten of them as a professional,” Kahn said. “He is reorienting himself as it is. We’ve got to accept that.’
Just days after the new CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that with Alaba and Zahavi, Bayern Munich “did everything it could,” Kahn’s pessimism about the situation seems to suggest that Alaba is going to move on over the summer.