David Alaba is set to join Juventus FC, beating out clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United who were keen on getting the defender to their side. The 28-year-old has attracted much attention from several clubs who is in the final year of his contract.

However, the latest reports on his status claim that the Austrian center-back will be moving to Juventus next summer. According to Todofichajes.com, The Old Lady has sealed an agreement with Alaba once his contract runs out next summer.

This means Alaba gets his wish to try out another league. So far, he has spent his entire career playing for the Bundesliga giants. He has been with Bayern Munich since he was 16-year-old, joining their youth side.

Aside from City and the Red Devils, other clubs who had their eye on the Austrian footballer include Paris Saint-Germain. Alaba and Bayern tried but failed to come up with a new contract. Both sides have been negotiation with the camp of the Austrian national assuming that Bayern will eventually give in to their contract demands. Unfortunately, it appears that with no future talks set, there is a chance that Alaba may leave the club for free, Sport1 reported.

During the 2019-20 season, Alaba was a key figure for Hans-Dieter Flick. He played in 42 matches across all competitions.

For Alaba's agent and father Pini Zahavi, the case of the center-back is money is only one part of the problem that is dividing their camp and Juve. The elder Alaba believes it is a matter of appreciation considering the length of tenure that the 28-year-old has rendered for Der FCB. It all starts with a hefty basic salary that the Alaba camp is demanding.

Assuming that nothing stands in the way, Alaba would be the latest top player to be signed by Juventus via free transfers. With the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Georgio Chellini getting older, Alaba looms as a good option for the Italian champions.

Since being moved to center-back from left-back, Alaba has flourished under the watch of Flick. Injuries to Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez were behind the change with Alphonso Davies taking over the left-back position. Alaba will still play a crucial role for Bayern this season. Aside from that, Die Bayern also has three months to figure out if they will give in to the contract demands of the Alaba camp or not.

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