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Bayern president Hoeness confident Alaba will not be lured away

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Amidst all the transfer speculation, Bayern president Uli Hoeness remains confident David Alaba will remain at the club.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness believes David Alaba will remain at Bayern Munich having found comfort at the club for over a decade.

The Austrian joined the club as a teenager back in 2008 and has worked his way up to the Bayern first-team setup.

In that time, Alaba has been a crucial part of the club’s success, being a part of nine Bundesliga titles, Champions League, Club World Cup, and several other honors.

His displays at left-back has also seen some hail him as the ‘best’ in his position.

With only one year remaining on his contract, uncertainty has grown over the Austrian’s future.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Barcelona have circled around the 28-year-old but Bayern president Hoeness expects Alaba to stay put at the club due to how comfortable he is in Germany.

“I can only say from my own experience that the last million is not that important,” he said as quoted by Goal

“He gets a secure job here, a lot of fun, home, a lot of love from the fans and acceptance, which he would have to work for at another club.”

“There is no club that is as familiar, cosy and pleasant as FC Bayern. For him it would perhaps be a step forward financially, but in all other areas it would be a step backwards.”

“And according to my feeling, at least the clubs he would like to go to have never knocked, fortunately. And that’s why I hope that he will stay.”

Hoeness isn’t the first top official at Bayern to express optimism that Alaba will remain at the club.