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Rummenigge bemoans Alaba transfer: "The defensive organizer is missing"

By Rune Gjerulff

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has bemoaned David Alaba's transfer from Bayern München to Real Madrid, saying his departure hasn't been compensated for yet.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Photo: Michael Lucan, CC-by-SA 3.0

Former Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the German champions are missing David Alaba's influence following the Austrian international's free transfer to Real Madrid last summer.

Bayern did all they could to convince Alaba to sign a new deal, but ultimately couldn't stop the 29-year-old from making the switch to Madrid.

According to Rummenigge, Alaba's departure hasn't been compensated for yet.

"What is noticeable is that there is a lack of stability, especially in central defense. The defensive organizer is missing. Unfortunately, he was transferred to Real Madrid," Rummenigge told Sky Germany and added:

"David Alaba was always a very important man for FC Bayern in the role as defensive organizer, also in the dressing room.

"Basically, I think everyone at Bayern is unanimous in the opinion that it would have been better if this departure hadn't taken place."

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