Real Madrid confirm signing of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba on a five-year
contract, David Alaba leaves Bayern Munich to join the Los Blancos.
Austria international turned down multiple contracts offers to stay with the German
side; Liverpool and Manchester City were interested in the defender but he chose
However, the 28-year-old’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of June
and he had already confirmed earlier this year following months of speculation that
he would not be renewing but instead seeking a “new challenge”.
“I leave a special club for another special club. I am really happy and honored to join
Real Madrid. After so many years in Munich, I will face a new challenge and I will give my
best to continue the club’s special history,” Alaba said.
“I can’t wait to play my first match in the iconic white jerseys in front of all you fans
in Madrid. I’m sure that this journey will be a successful one. Together with all
2020, the statement added.
The Austria international has been hugely successful at Bayern, having won two
Champions League trophies and 10 league titles among other silverware.