Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is reportedly joining Real Madrid this summer after rejecting Barcelona’s lead. According to Sky sources, Alaba will sign a five-year contract with Real Madrid in the coming weeks and is expected to earn more than he is currently earning at Bayern Munich, as Alaba has announced that he will leave Bayern Munich a few months ago. There was no shortage of clubs vying for his signature. Although his salary was high, the lack of transfer fees to sign him made him a potential target for many major clubs in Europe, as David Alaba expected to replace Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, and Sergio Ramos’ contract with Real Madrid expires. Summer, and the Spaniard’s absence will leave a big gap in the squad, the seasoned center back has been the soul of Real Madrid for more than a decade, and the club will need a good player in the back to replace him. At the height of his career and made some great performances in the back for Bayern Munich last season, with Raphael Varane expected to sign an extension of the club, Alaba could form a good partnership with the French for several more years, thus maintaining quality in Real Madrid’s defense. This move would be a big blow to Barcelona, who would not only lose to a high-quality player, but would also see him join their arch-rivals, Barcelona also needed more quality in their defense and considering their poor financial situation, the free transfer would have been the ideal signature, although Since announcing his departure from Bayern Munich, however, Alaba has played a major role for the club this season. The Austrian international made 28 appearances in the Bundesliga and showed his versatility in the process, starting as a full-back, just like Ramos, Alaba has moved into a more central role in the last few years. He can also play as a defensive midfielder due to his ability and composure on the ball. Posted on April 21, 2021, 12:14 PM IST Login / Signup to reply.