Real Madrid have been eyeing the signature of Austrian international David Alaba for a while. According to various reports, the Bayern Munich utility defender has agreed to a contract with Los Blancos.
David Alaba's Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich seems to have confirmed the Austrian's move to Real Madrid.
According to Joshua Kimmich, playing for Bayern Munich can be the pinnacle of one's career. However, the German suggests that his Bayern teammate is making the right decision. In a recent interview, Kimmich called Real Madrid a 'worthy' next step for Alaba. He said:
"After Bayern there are not many steps you can take, but Real Madrid are not bad at all. Alaba has won everything at Bayern. I would say that Real Madrid are definitely worthy."
Sky Germany reports that David Alaba's move to Real Madrid is a done deal
According to Sky Germany, David Alaba's move to Real Madrid is done and an official confirmation should be coming soon. The Bayern defender is set to move on a free transfer after running down his contract with the current Champions League winners.
Alaba has reportedly signed a 5-year deal with Real Madrid until 2026.
Prior to the latest information, rumors had linked David Alaba with both Real Madrid and their arch-rivals FC Barcelona. However, it is quite clear that Alaba's preferred destination is in the capital city of Spain.
David Alaba is set to join his former Bayern Munich teammate Toni Kroos at Real Madrid. The pair won the Champions League together in 2013, beating Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley.
David Alaba has had a stellar career at Bayern Munich. The Austrian has made over 400 appearances for the Bavarian giants. Alaba helped Bayern win 9 Bundesliga titles (excluding the 2021 season), 6 DFB-Pokal and two Champions League titles.
On the intentional stage, David Alaba made his debut for Austria in 2009. Since then, he has represented his country 79 times, scoring 14 goals.