David Alaba could be heading to Real Madrid during the 2021 summer transfer window as he has reportedly accepted a lucrative deal the Spanish giants placed on the table for him.
The deal which has not been made official by the club nor the player was expected to be bigger than the then £13million-a-year deal that Bayern Munich offered the versatile center-back last summer which he rejected.
David Alaba who is a product of the Bayern Munich youth system has been in the club’s senior team since July 2010. The only time he left the club was when he went on a 6 months loan spell at TSG Hoffenheim in January 2011.
When he returned to Bayern Munich in June 2011, he was able to establish himself to the extent that he never had to leave the club for another. His versatility kept him relevant throughout his years at the German Bundesliga giants, where he has won 9 German Bundesliga titles and two UEFA Champions League titles.
Since last summer, Bayern Munich have been trying to extend his stay at the club a bit longer by offering him a series of contracts which the 28-year-old Austrian center-defender refused to sign.
According to reports, David Alaba refused to extend his contract at the club because he wanted to be paid equally as the club’s top earners like Manuel Neuer (£259,000-per-week), Thomas Müller (£258,000-per-week), Lucas Hernandez (£225,000), and Robert Lewandowski ( £275,000).
After a series of failed negotiations between the representatives of David Alaba and Bayern Munich, the club decided to stop negotiating in October 2020 and permitted him to start discussing with other clubs outside Germany from 1 January 2021.
Hence, Real Madrid immediately swung into action, started discussing with Alaba’s representatives, and ended up getting the defender’s signature (according to Marca) ahead of other top clubs like Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG, and Manchester City that have also shown interest in him.
According to a report in a Spanish publication, Marca, Real Madrid and the representatives of David Alaba have agreed on a four-year deal which will see him earn €11 million-per-year. The deal will take effect from July 1, 2021, after his contract with Bayern Munich expires on June 30, 2021.
Contrary to this report, a senior reporter at Sky Sports, Max Bielefeld, tweeted today that Sky Sources confirmed that David Alaba has not accepted Real Madrid’s offer yet.
The reporter claimed that the player’s agent, Pini Zahavi wants to wait for “the presidential election in Barcelona. If Laporta wins (friend of Zahavi), he wants to start serious talks with them. As it stands: no final decision until April/May”.
Sky sources: There is NO decision about the future of David Alaba yet. Real Madrid made a big offer, but there is nothing agreed. Talks with the biggest clubs in Europe (Real, Barcelona, PSG, City, United ) ongoing. The final decision will be taken in spring #TransferUpdate 1/3 pic.twitter.com/HFDzJJ5dHF— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) January 19, 2021
Sky sources: Alaba’s Agent Pini Zahavi wants to wait for the presidential election in Barcelona. If Laporta wins (friend of Zahavi), he wants to start serious talks with them. As it stands: no final decision until April/May #TransferUpdate pic.twitter.com/O0xfB1VTci— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) January 19, 2021