Bayern Munich left back David Alaba has revealed why he is considering his future at the Allianz Arena. The Austria international has stated that lack of playing time in midfield, his preferred position, is supposedly the reason behind his decision to look for another club during the summer.

Rumours have been flying around about the player’s decision to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Alaba, 27, has played a key role in Die Roten’s chase for the treble this season under Hansi Flick. He has played 28 times in all competitions, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

El Classico giant, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been credited with an interest in Alaba, who is weighing up his future, having spent over a decade with the German champions.

While the defender has rarely struggled for consistent game time at Bayern since his first-team debut in 2010 – winning a hoard of trophies that includes eight Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League – it is apparently his desire to play further forward that is the reason he could be on the move this summer. He has declared in the past his desire to play further upfront.

The Austria international has played in different positions since his debut in 2010. He has played under Louis Van Gaal, Jupp Heynckes, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Niko Kovac and Hansi Flick. Different managers have used the player at different positions. Guardiola played Alaba at central back. The player produced consistent performance that earned him praise from his manager. The manager compared him to former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic.

But it seems the player is looking for consistency at this stage of his career, and he is determined to find it elsewhere, if Bayern Munich failed to convince him.