Jurgen Kohler claimed Chelsea target David Alaba is leaving Bayern Munich for money, and has no issues with it as he did the same.
Alaba hit the headlines a few months ago after rumours emerged that he wanted to leave the German outfit at the end of the season on a free deal after he couldnt agree a new contract with the club.
The rumours were confirmed by the player himself just a few weeks ago, and the news that he wanted to we have been linked as we are very interested in getting a deal done for Alaba.
Now, amid all the speculation Kohler, who was a key member for Germany during the 1990s, winning the World Cup in 1990 and European Championship in 1996, has claimed that Alaba is actually leaving Bayern for Money.
“It won’t be a step backwards for him, even though Bayern is one of the three best clubs in Europe and doesn’t have to hide from anyone in terms of sporting and economic performance,” Kohler told Goal of Alaba’s impending departure
“He is certainly taking this step primarily because of the money, and I can understand that. He is now 28 years old and will sign a four or five-year contract.
“He can tell me whatever he wants. A few euros will play a big role. But you can’t hold that against the player. It’s perfectly legitimate and most others would do the same.”
“As a professional footballer, you only have a few years in which you can practise this profession,” Kohler said. “Serious injuries can also occur. [Niklas] Sule, with his two cruciate ligament tears, can tell you a thing or two about that. Luckily, Alaba has been spared that so far.
“I also left Bayern because of the money. Of course, the move to Italy was also very good for me. Especially in terms of personality development. But that really wasn’t my first thought. It would be a nice fairy tale if I told them something different now.”