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Liverpool legend John Barnes believes David Alaba is not suited to Premier League football.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City are among eight teams battling it out for the Austrian defender.

But speaking to BonusCodeBets, Barnes said: “As a player, you must look into going to a football team that suits you, and most importantly the way you play.

“David Alaba is a player who has played a lot of his career at left back and at Bayern, he’s been playing centre back.

“Because of the way Bayern Munich plays, he doesn’t come under anywhere near enough pressure from centre forwards like defenders do in the Premier League.

“He’s not a great defender, he’s good going forward and good on the ball. David Alaba is quick and more of a full back than a centre back in my opinion.

“For me, I don’t think he will be suited to teams like Sheffield United and Burnley with direct styles of play, constant pressure and crosses coming in. It’s not right for him.”

David Alaba has won 24 trophies with Bayern Munich
David Alaba has won 24 trophies with Bayern MunichCredit: AFP or licensors



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