Real Madrid are close to announcing the signing of David Alaba from Bayern Munich
as a free agent, as reported by Diario AS. The Austrian international visited Madrid’s
facilities on Tuesday with a five-year contract expected to be announced on either
Thursday or Friday this week
A host of top European clubs were linked to Alaba leading to the end of the current
season, including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG, and Real Madrid.
However, it looks highly likely Los Blancos have won the race to sign the extremely
versatile 28-year-old defender-cum-midfielder.
He will arrive as a free transfer in Madrid after repeated breakdowns of the contract
negotiations with the Bayern Munich management.
Spanish outlet AS recently reported that Real Madrid’s squad building will begin with
the arrival of Alaba from south Germany.
Renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that the Austrian’s
transfer will take place irrespective of Zinedine Zidane’s future in the Spanish capital.
The Frenchman has been cast in a haze of reports and rumors in the past few weeks
after a disappointing end to Real Madrid’s Champions League & La Liga hopes at the
hands of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid respectively.