Spanish giants, Real Madrid have reportedly snapped up the much wanted David Alaba from Bayern Munich with Marca reporting that the defender agreeing to join the Los Blancos once his contract runs out in the summer.
Bayern are resigned to losing Alaba in the summer after the player himself turned-down a £200,000-per-week offer to stay in Munich. His situation has led to a number of top European clubs including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all expressing an interest in signing him.
However, Madrid who were the favourites have beaten the other clubs in the race to sign Alaba who is understood to have agreed to a four-year deal worth £11million-a-year in terms of wages. Liverpool were another who were said to be close to signing the player, but eventually backed out after deciding that his massive salary was not worth it.
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Widely considered to be one of the best defenders of his generation, the 28-year-old has been at the club for 12 years, making 408 appearances so far and helping the Bavarians win nine Bundesliga titles. six DFB-Pokal trophies and two Champions League honours.
The Austrian will no doubt add defensive solidity to Zinedine Zidane’s squad and his signing comes as a relief especially with doubts ranging over the future of Sergio Ramos at the Bernabeu.