Madrid: Spanish giants Real Madrid have acquired defender David Alaba from German super club Bayern Munich to bolster their defense. The 28-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid. Real Madrid have made it clear that they will be introducing the player to fans after that as they are part of the Austrian team for the Euro Cup.
The arrival of Alabama comes at a time when the club are in crucial discussions with their captain, Sergio Ramos, the mainstay of their defense. The club’s contract with Ramos expires this June.
Alaba’s arrival in Madrid comes after 13 years as a key player for Bayern. The 28-year-old is set to join Real Madrid after winning 27 trophies with a German club. He has won ten Bundesliga, six German Cups, five German Super Cups, two Champions League, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups with Bayern.
Negotiations with Bayern last November over a contract renewal were unsuccessful. Disagreements arose over pay. After this, Alaba made it clear that he was ready to take on new challenges on the field. Alabama played 79 matches for Austria.