The 28-year-old Austrian defender was free to negotiate with any club starting from January 1, and Real Madrid did not waste time to sign him, noting that Alaba underwent an early medical examination before joining the Spanish capital’s team.
According to the newspaper quoted by Alaba’s agent Benny Zahavi, the player was the focus of attention of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain, after his relationship with Bayern Munich reached a dead end for financial reasons.
As confirmed by “Marca” earlier, the Royal Club offered Alaba an annual salary of 10 million euros, and a contract extending to 4 seasons.
Since moving to Bayern in 2010, Alaba has played 408 matches with the Bavarian team, scoring 32 goals and 49 assists, and has helped the team win 25 titles, including the 2013 and 2020 UEFA Champions League.
Alaba is distinguished by the tactical flexibility that any coach would like, as he can play as a center-back, left-back or a defensive midfielder, and is also characterized by elaborate shots that pose a danger to the opponents’ guards.
Although he was primarily a defender, Alaba was not sent off throughout his career and received only 17 yellow cards, making him the newest “cleanest” player in Europe.