Inter Milan are considering a swoop for Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany and Bayern Munich have ruled out a possible move for David Alaba.
It was reported earlier this week that Manchester City were planning to launch a huge £40 million bid for Bayern Munich left back David Alaba. City had reportedly got in touch with the player’s representatives over a possible move to the Etihad to reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola.
Now according to ESPN, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out a transfer for their Austrian defender. The 61-year-old said “These rumours are not correct,” reminding everyone that the 24-year-old had signed a contract extension till 2021. He went on to say, “All the big European clubs know what that means with Bayern. That is to say that we are completely relaxed about his situation. This is not an issue for us.”
Alaba, under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, went on to become and establish himself as one of the best defenders on the planet. He is equally adept at playing at fullback and center back, and his versatility is a quality that the former Barcelona manager would welcome in his squad. Kolarov, Sagna, Clichy and Zabaleta are all over 30 and Guardiola will need to rejuvenate his defence with some young blood.
Nicolas Otamendi and summer acquisition John Stones are currently Guardiola’s first choice center backs after captain Vincent Kompany only just returned from a prolonged spell on the sidelines. However, the manager has stated that the Kompany’s recent injuries have had an even bigger effect on him mentally. His injury record and age could have possibly affected him psychologically and a change of scenery might be beneficial.
According to Goal.com, Sport Mediaset report that Inter Milan are considering a January swoop for the Belgian international. The Nerazzurri have fared terribly this season in the league despite spending big amounts of money in the transfer window and a lot of that is due to their lacklustre defence. Frank De Boer’s side currently sit at 11th place in the Serie A table with only 11 points from 8 games played.
Guardiola has insisted that the Kompany has a future at City, but with their new found financial backing, Inter could offer a lot of money for the 30-year-old and may be able to tempt the Citizens into considering the offer. A move to the Serie A could be exactly what Kompany needs to get his career back on track.
With his talent and leadership ability, he would be able to walk into the heart of the Inter defence and would be a welcome addition to Frank De Boer’s squad as he possesses far superior defensive and technical ability than anyone in the current Inter Milan roster. This would allow him some much needed game time and help him win his place back in the Belgian national squad as well.