David Alaba has agreed a three-year contract extension with Bayern Munich, which will keep him at the club until 2021.
The club announced the news via their official Twitter feed:
The 23-year-old has made over 200 senior appearances for the Bavarians since joining the club from Austria Wien in 2008.
The Austrian announced his delight on Twitter, as did Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge:
Per the club's official website, Alaba added: "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. We’re all hungry to add further trophies to the ones we’ve already won."
Alaba is an FC Bayern youth product, so we are especially delighted at his signature today keeping him here at least until 2021. 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.
Bayern also shared a video of Alaba putting pen to shirt as well as paper:
Indeed, WhoScored.com's Ben McAleer believes Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola, who will be taking over at City in the summer, would have liked to bring Alaba with him:
The versatile left-back, who can also feature in central defence and midfield, has emerged as one of the Bundesliga's top stars in recent years thanks to his composure on the ball and fantastic distribution.
Alaba follows team-mates Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez in extending his stay with the club in recent months, so Bayern have made another excellent stride toward securing the long-term future of their best and brightest.