Real Madrid has unveiled new defender David Alaba after the defender passed his
medical, with the Austrian handed Sergio Ramos’ old number four jersey.
Los Blancos announced they had signed Alaba on a free transfer in May with his
Bayern Munich contract set to expire, and after losing their legendary Spanish
captain to PSG, his arrival will come as a welcome boost.
The 29-year-old was pictured undergoing his medical before his move could be
rubber stamp, and gave the thumbs up inside the medical facility after all his checks
were given the green light.
David Alaba said in a statement:’Hello everyone, thank you very much for the warm
welcome. It’s a great day in my career, I’m very excited about it.
‘I’m very proud and honored to wear this white jersey of Real Madrid. For sure I will
give everything [so] we can be very successful together. Vamos! Hala Madrid!’
Club chief Perez said he hoped the arrival of Alaba would make fans excited and
called him ‘an extraordinary footballer’, challenging him to become part of the club’s
‘Whenever great players arrive, Madridistas have special enthusiasm,’ he said. ‘
the arrival of this magnificent player coincides with a great era with the return of
Carlo Ancelotti. We want our fans to be proud of our team.
‘We welcome an extraordinary footballer, David Alaba. I want to thank you for
choosing Madrid. You come from one of the great clubs in the world, a friendly club
in which you have won 28 titles. You are one of the great legends of Bayern.
‘You arrive in Madrid with the highest recognition in the world of football. You now
face an exciting challenge, to add titles with Madrid and be part of the history of our
club. Welcome to the club with which you dream of getting new titles, welcome to
your new home.’