As had been expected for several weeks, David Alaba joined the ranks of Real. His transfer has just been confirmed.
Real Madrid have their first signing of the offseason. And what a recruit! The Merengues have just completed the signing of Austrian defender David Alaba. The latter arrives from Bayern Munich where he was at the end of his contract.
After long negotiations, the two parties came to an agreement and Alaba (28) will be able to start a new chapter in his career in one of the most prestigious clubs in Europe. He hopes to live up to expectations. The duration of his appointment was not specified. His presentation will be made at the end of the Euro which he plays with his selection.
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Finally a replacement for Marcelo
At the Bernabeu, Alaba will not have the chance to play under Zinédine Zidane, since the French coach has given up his post this week. The new Merengue coach should be known very quickly.
Whoever the future technical boss of the vice-champions of Spain is, Alaba will certainly be assured of an important role within the team. He will already be able to take over at the left-back position, where the aging Marcelo is definitely no longer satisfactory.
Real are just the second club in Alaba’s career, having spent his entire career in Munich. With Bayern, he made a total of 431 appearances, making him the most used foreign player in club history. He has also amassed numerous trophies, including two Champions League and ten German league titles.