Alaba looking for a new challenge

David Alaba

FC Bayern München defender David Alaba has revealed that he is open to pursuing a new path after spending his entire senior career with Die Roten.

The 25-year-old made his senior debut for the Bundesliga giants in 2010 and has since played 293 times across all competitions, scoring 25 goals and providing 36 assists.

During his time at the club, the Austria international has won six Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals, and a Champions League title, but is now considering a fresh challenge.

"I am aware that this decision will come to me. I still feel very comfortable here, but I can also imagine taking a different path, taking the next step or looking for a new challenge," he told Austrian newspaper Kurier.

"But I leave that decision open. I have goals for this season that I want to achieve, so there's no room for that right now.

"I am at an age where I have had a lot of experience and where I would like to take the next step in my career," he added.

"It is also part of taking the next step in Bayern, of growing into a leadership role, assuming responsibility and passing on my experience – especially for young players who follow suit. I think that the club expects me to slip into a leadership role."