Alaba extends Bayern stay

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The Austrian international has been a stalwart at the Alianz Arena since ariving at the club's youth structures in 2008.

Still only 23-years-old, Alaba's previous deal was set to expire in 2018, however, The Bavarians have jumped at offering him a new three-year extension or his exceptional displays in recent years.

“David Alaba is an FC Bayern youth product, so we are especially delighted at  his signature today, keeping him here at least until 2021,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club's website.

"He is one of the players who gives our current team its character. The way he plays, but also how he conducts himself away from the field, are the embodiment of FC Bayern.

"He will continue to be one of the cornerstones of our team in the years to come.”

Alaba becomes the fifth player to sign a long-term extension with German champions, after Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martínez and Thiago all extended their deals this season.

“I’m proud that I’ll continue to play for my club. I grew up at FC Bayern and I’ve experienced unbelievably wonderful moments here," he added.

"We’re all hungry to add further trophies to the ones we’ve already won.”