It is now official. David Alaba, a free agent, has joined Real Madrid on a five-year contract. Alaba, who will turn 29 this summer, has been a key player for Bayern Munich over the last decade and can play as a left-back, centre-back, and midfielder.
Alaba has been at Bayern Munich since 2010 and has worked with the club’s development system. He has made over 400 appearances for the club and is a key member of their defence. In that time, he has won nine Bundesliga crowns and two Champions League trophies. The 28-year-old will have the opportunity to enhance his career and legacy at Real Madrid.
Alaba’s adaptability will undoubtedly be needed next season, and whoever becomes Real Madrid’s next coach will undoubtedly be pleased to have a player like him on his team. Given that both Sergio Ramos and Varane are expected to leave the club this summer, it appears like Alaba’s most likely role will be as a central defender.
He might also fight with Mendy for a left-back spot, but academy player Miguel Gutierrez has shown enough promise to deserve the opportunity next season. In any case, Alaba is a fantastic player who will be able to fill in for a variety of players who are injured or suspended. His background would also make him an excellent starter wherever he is assigned.
Alaba, who was in Madrid earlier this week, is likely to join his Austrian teammates ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020, with his presentation scheduled for later in the summer transfer window. As a result, Real Madrid has made their first signing in the midst of a tumultuous summer.
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