The race to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich has continued its course. Real Madrid has reached an agreement with the player’s entourage.
The first day of the week gave fantastic news to Real Madrid fans. They have agreed to sign Bayern Munich world defender David Alaba for a four-year deal.
The player will become a Galactic at the end of the season with a free transfer. He was free to talk to any club across Europe once he reached the final six months of his current deal, which was in early January.
Real Madrid have been leading the race to sign David Alaba since early January. ⚪️
… and today Marca confirms that the agreement with Real Madrid must be completed. He will join as a free agent next summer. 🤝🇦🇹 https://t.co/LITUivZexn
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 18, 2021
The race was for David Alaba
When news was first reported about Alaba, there were several teams trying to get his signature. The two clubs that were at the head of the gang were their possible new contenders, Real and the next, Liverpool.
The Reds were said to be ready to match Madrid’s offer, which was a € 10m deal a year, as they were ready to face on foot with them for the versatile and highly qualified defender.
Juventus also wanted to acquire his services, but could not compare with the proposal of the champions of the League and the Premier Leauge. His ultimate goal was to sign one of the best in Europe for free.
The Liverpool hierarchy is said to have signed a £ 9m-a-year (€ 10m) contract for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba.
The defender reached the final six months of his current deal and is now free to talk to any team as he prepares to become a free agent at the end of this season.
But the transfer to Anfield for the Austrian is far from over with Real Madrid offering him the same deal, with the hope of joining the La Liga champions above the Premier League champions.
The other club that has said it will be the next free agent is Juventus. (Via: The Top Flight)
The Old Lady has been notoriously good at adding players to their roster in a free transfer. Emre Can, Aaron Ramsey, Sami Khedira, Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba are just a handful of footballers who have hired for free.
Unfortunately, they will have to turn their attention to him soon to be a Real Madrid star next season. So will Liverpool, who apparently withdrew from the race. Or so they say.
Bayern Munich tried to keep him, but never improved their final bid
The Bavarians made many attempts to tie him up with an extension of the contract, but to no avail. At one point, he stated that he wanted to stay at the Allianz Arena, giving the German giants the belief that an agreement could still be reached.
Their last attempt in November, which was a five-year extension, was withdrawn because they finally gave up hope of staying.
This season he has made 15 appearances for Bayern, starting 14 of the 15 games he has played. So far he has only scored one goal, with them leading the group in the Bundesliga.