Bayern Munich keen on keeping Toni Kroos and David Alaba on payroll
Bayern Munich general manager Matthias Sammer is eager to seal new deals with Toni Kroos and David Alaba following their spectacular form this season. Matthias Sammer just recently announced that Bayern Munich were ready to open contract talks with both players in the near future.
Toni Kroos and David Alaba have played a keen role in Bayern Munich’s success this season. Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heyneckes has been full of praise for his German attacking midfielder and his versatile Austrian defender.
Most players from the Bayern Munich squad are under contract with the club till 2016. However, the contracts of Toni Kroos and David Alaba will end in the summer of 2015. Matthias Sammer claims he plans to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
“There is not a lot of time left until 2015,” Matthias Sammer was quoted by the kicker. “When we are convinced about a player, we have so far always reacted early.
“We need to act early in cases where contracts expire in 2015, otherwise you end up with a poker game and this only causes unrest.”
“After the season ends, we have to start talks.”
In a recent interview to the ‘kicker’ magazine, Toni Kroos admitted he could look for “new experience” once his contract ends in 2015. Following such statements from the 23-year-old, Bayern Munich are determined to take strong steps to confirm Toni Kroos remains at the club.
“Toni is an outstanding footballer,” Matthias Sammer said. “He is a very important player for FC Bayern.”
Meanwhile, David Alaba has become a force to be reckoned with at the left-back position for Bayern Munich. At the young age of 20, David Alaba has already bagged 71 league appearances with Bayern Munich and capped 24 times for his motherland, Austria.
“David is a good lad and a fantastic player,” Matthias Sammer continued. “Bayern needs to keep such players.”
David Alaba’s agent Jeannot Werth has urged Bayern Munich to formulate a lucrative offer for his client if he wants the Austrian to remain at the club.
“There is quite a market for Alaba,” Jeannot Werth said. “Bayern would be well advised to prolong.”