Alaba was already allowed to wear white underwear in the ÖFB team camp
David Alaba expressed himself enthusiastically about his new employer Real Madrid on Saturday at the EM training camp of the Austrian national team in Bad Tatzmannsdorf. “This is a dream come true for me personally,” said the 28-year-old. The Madrilenians would be “at the top” in football history. Many young players would dream of playing for Real Madrid. “That's something special.”
Real announced on Friday evening that Alaba had signed a five-year contract until the summer of 2026. According to Spanish media reports, the Viennese receive around 12.5 million euros net for this. The hand money for his signature should amount to 20 million euros. After the end of the defensive all-rounder's contract with Bayern Munich, the Madrilenians did not have to pay a transfer fee.
“The last weeks and months have been very intense – also somewhere emotional,” said Alaba, who left Bayern after 13 years and ten German championship titles. He decided for Real some time ago. Finally, only details had to be clarified. “I've talked to a few clubs, but for me personally Real Madrid has always been at the top of the list. I knew from the start that when I left Bayern Munich I was going in that direction.”
The Madrilenians had only announced the departure of coach Zinedine Zidane on Thursday. The question of the successor is just as open as the future of captain Sergio Ramos. “The situation is not that easy to assess. But I am sure that they have it under control,” said Alaba on the subject. Which position he will hold with the Madrilenians is open. “First and foremost, they know that I can play multiple positions. That will become apparent in the future.”