David Alaba, who is seemingly set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, has revealed what the club did that felt like a "slap in the face".
The 28-year-old Austria international has been in contract negotiations with the German giants for longer than a year, and there now appears to be clarity over his future.
Over the past weekend, Bayern's president Herbert Hainer revealed that the club had withdrawn its latest offer, which could see the defender move on at the end of his deal in 2021.
Responding to Hainer's remarks, Alaba claimed he felt undermined when they asked him if he was interested in being involved in a swap deal.
"After the second or third conversation (about the new contract), I got a call and was asked if I could imagine being included in a swap deal. That probably was a slap in the face," he said, according to Goal.
"The respect and appreciation I was looking for when the contract negotiations started were not going in the right direction. That was a year ago now. In times when coronavirus was still very far away."
Alaba was then asked if his time with the Bavarians is coming to an end.
"I'm not thinking about that. I've only found out about it from the news yesterday evening and haven't had time to think. We'll see what happens in the future," he added.
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