Real Madrid said that the 28-year-old defender David Alaba has agreed to a five-year contract. The club said that his official presentation will be, post the European Championship where he will play for Austria. The arrival of Alaba coincided with the contract negotiations decided between the club and the Veteran defender Sergio Ramos. The contract of Ramos runs out at the end of June 2021.
Alaba is leaving Bayern Munich after 13 years at the club playing 431 matches. During this duration, he won the Champions League twice and the German title 10 times. He stated that he looked for a new challenge after the talks of renewal of his contract with Bayern broke in November over the demands of wage. He was a versatile player playing usually as a midfielder for Austria and as a defense in Bayern. He has played 79 matches for Austria.