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Versatile David Alaba on Barcelona’s radar - report

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Alaba’s ability to play other positions besides left-back make him a logical choice

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session & Press Conference Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

FC Barcelona see David Alaba as potential competition for Jordi Alba at left-back, although they also value that he can play three other positions, according to Mundo Deportivo.

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.