After long speculation, David Alaba finally agreed to join Real Madrid on a free transfer. The Austrian left-back will join the Spanish side in the summer once his contract with Bayern Munich expired.
However, the 28-year-old left-back will sign a four years deal to play at the Santiago Bernabéu. Alaba refused to extend his contract with Bayern Munich last October. Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted, “We had many conversations with his agent.”
“There was a final meeting and a proposal with an October deadline. Our offer was not accepted and our president withdrew it.”
Alaba will earn €230,000 (£204,000) after-tax at Real Madrid. As per the report, Alaba has already completed his medical.
David Alaba always had the dream to play for Real Madrid. He also had offers from Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain. But finally, he chose to join his dream club.
David Alaba joined Bayern Munich in 2009. He has played 408 games with Bayern Munich and scored 32 goals. He has won 9 Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich. He has won 2 UEFA Champions League titles in his time at Bayern Munich. He was the part of the treble-winning teams in both times in 2013 and 2020.
David Alaba is a great addition to the Real Madrid squad. If Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos finally leaves the club next summer then he can be a replacement in the centre back position as well.