Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has agreed to join Real Madrid this summer on a five year deal until 2026 according to report by the club.
As reported by Sky Sport, Alaba will sign a five-year deal with Real Madrid in the coming weeks and is expected to earn even more than what he is currently getting paid at Bayern Munich.
Since the news of Alaba was announced that he was leaving Bayern Munich for Real Madrid, there has been no shortage of clubs vying for his signature.
Even though his wage demands were high, the absence of a transfer fee to sign him made him a prospective target for several top clubs in Europe.
David Alaba to replace Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos’ contract with Real Madrid will be coming to an end this summer, and the Spaniard’s absence will leave a big vacuum in the squad.
Ramos has been the soul of Real Madrid for more than a decade, and the club will need an experience player at the back to replace him.
Meanwhile David Alaba is at the peak of his career and put in some stellar displays at the back for Bayern Munich last season.
With Raphael Varane expected to sign an extension at the club, Alaba could form a good partnership with the Frenchman for several more years, thereby preserving the quality in the Real Madrid defense.
Alaba has rejected the advances from Barcelona and his move has come as a big blow for Barcelona, who will not only lose out on a quality player but will also see him join their arch-rivals.
Barcelona on the other hand also need more quality in their defense and considering their dire financial situation, Alaba on a free transfer would have been the ideal signing.
Despite announcing that he was leaving Bayern Munich, Alaba has played an important role for the club this season. The Austria born has made 28 appearances in the Bundesliga and has shown his versatility playing for the club.