David Alaba’s father on Tuesday denied reports from Spain, saying the Bayern Munich defender has signed with Real Madrid from next season.
Maybe David Alaba will play for Real Madrid next season, yes. But he hasn’t made up his mind yet. While the Austrian defender (28) from Bayern will end his contract in June, the Spanish newspaper Marca announced on Monday an agreement between the player and the Madrid club for a four-year contract, with an annual salary of 11 millions of euros. False, according to his father.
« No decision has yet been taken and David has not yet signed for Real, » George Alaba, who manages his son’s interests, told German media Sport1. « Besides Real there are also other interested clubs, » he added, « and what matters for him at the moment is to be completely focused on his performances with Bayern « .
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Zidane does not comment
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane refused to comment on the Austrian’s possible arrival at Real. « He is not one of my players and as a coach I am here to think only of tomorrow’s match (Wednesday) » against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, the Frenchman said at a press conference. Zidane also declined to comment on the possibility of a transfer of PSG striker Kylian Mbappé to Madrid.
The fate of Alaba caused much ink to flow at the start of the season. The 28-year-old Austrian international, who ended his contract in June, has in fact refused Bayern’s offers to extend his stay in Bavaria. He therefore becomes an excellent deal for all interested clubs, who will not have to pay transfer fees to recruit him.