Apart from playing as a fullback, Alaba can play as a central defender, defensive midfielder, and central midfielder. He’s also played the roles of attacking midfielder and striker for the Austrian national team.
Pep Guardiola said he had a “crazy talent” when the now-Manchester City coach managed Alaba at Bayern Munich. And it’s in his combination of pace, height, and ability on the ball that make him a rare blend.
However, rumors suggest that while Barça’s interest is real, Bayern will not let Alaba go cheaply.