Recent weeks of Real Madrid news been dominated by the club’s pursuit of Bayern Munich star David Alaba and there is now reports that the club have reached a verbal agreement with the player.
Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims that an agreement is in place between the Austrian – whose contract in Munich expires on 30 June – and Madrid, and a contract will now be drawn up to reflect this.
David Alaba has reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid since the beginning of January. His pre-contract until June 2025 is ‘almost ready’ – not signed yet.
Chelsea, Liverpool as other clubs are still trying to convince him… but Alaba’s priority is joining Real Madrid ⚪️ https://t.co/LITUivZexn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 15, 2021
Alaba looks set to pen a five-year contract in the Spanish capital, where he wants to join despite interest from English clubs Chelsea and Liverpool.
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The Austrian is highly sought after due to his versatility in between defence and midfield, with Bayern deploying him at left back and central midfield in recent times.
Aside from a brief spell on loan with Hoffenheim, Bayern has been the club he’s spent his entire professional career and has amassed more than 400 appearances for the first-team.