La Liga Transfer News: David Alaba agrees move to join Real Madrid

As per the latest reports making the rounds, Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has agreed to join Real Madrid on a five-year contract, bringing all speculation surrounding his future to an end.

The Austrian was subject to interest from a number of top sides, with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea all linked with the player at one point in time over the past few months.

The latest report comes from Sky Germany, with the outlet claiming that a deal in principle has been agreed, although nothing official has been signed yet. If all goes as planned, he should leave the Bavarians in the summer and remain with the La Liga giants until 2026 at least.

Alaba has long been on the radar of Real Madrid, with the 28-year-old putting clubs on further red alert after announcing months ago he would be leaving Bayern in search of a new challenge come the end of the season. The versatile defender has also severally expressed his love for Real Madrid in the past.

If all goes through as reported, Alaba will arrive at Real Madrid with loads of title-winning experience on his shoulders. He has literally won every trophy possible in Germany and in Europe.

For emphasis to the statement above, Alaba has nine Bundesliga titles, two Champions League triumphs, five DFL-Supercup trophies, six DFB-Pokal titles and two FIFA Club World Cups.

Asides his experience and title-winning pedigree, Alaba will also bring his versatility to Real Madrid, with the player boasting the ability to play across multiple positions in midfield and defence.

He is naturally a central midfielder – a role he plays at for national side Austria. However, he has spent a good part of his time at Bayern Munich playing at left back. Much recently, he’s been converted into a centre-back as well to compensate for the club’s injury woes in that position.

It is reported that the subsequent change in his position, alongside Bayern’s ‘unrivalled’ dominance of German football are the main reasons behind Alaba’s quest for a new challenge.

In Spain, Alaba will take on the challenge of helping Real Madrid regularly compete with fierce rivals Barcelona. Rather than a ‘greedy idea’ called the European Super League, the Austrian would continue to compete in the Champions League after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez saw his plan come to tatters.

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