It was in the pipes, it’s now official. David Alaba (28), who has been free to join the club of his choice since January 1, is leaving Bayern Munich. The iconic Bavarian defender has signed up for Real Madrid. Come expected, the Austrian international (79 caps, 14 goals) has initialed a 5-year lease and is therefore now linked to the club from the Spanish capital until 2026.
“David Alaba (Vienna, Austria, 06/24/1992) is a new Real Madrid player. […] With Bayern, he played 431 games, becoming the foreigner with the most games in club history. In addition, Alaba has been part of the UEFA Team of the Year three times and has been voted Austrian Footballer of the Year seven times, a selection with which he will play in the next European Championship ”, indicates the communicated released by Real Madrid this Friday.
Alaba had been okay with Real Madrid for a long time
Thirteen years after his arrival at Bayern Munich from Austria Vienna, David Alaba is preparing to discover a new championship. In Germany, he forged a formidable record with the Rekordmeister, whose colors he defended 431 times, winning 2 Champions Leagues (2013, 2020), 2 UEFA Super Cups (2013, 2020), 2 Club World Cups (2013, 2020), 10 Bundesliga league titles (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021), 6 German Cups (2010, 2013, 2014 , 2016, 2019 and 2020) as well as 4 German Super Cups (2010, 2016, 2018 and 2020).
The future destination of the Austrian was hardly in doubt since his departure at the end of his contract in Bavaria was recorded. David Alaba had indeed already agreed with the Merengues since last April, while he was anyway free to discuss and engage with whomever he saw fit. The now ex-Munich had even refused PSG, Chelsea or FC Barcelona, who had all looked into his case. It was finally Real Madrid who won the bet, making a nice shot on the transfer market, without spending a single penny. Note all the same that to attract him to the Spanish capital, Real offered him an incredible salary of € 12 million net per year over five seasons!