Real Madrid have revived their interest to sign Bayern Munich superstar defender and midfielder, David Alaba this summer despite failing with more than one previous approaches. According to various reports, Real sent a club official to Bavaria last week to continue negotiating a possible deal. It comes after Los Blancos were reported to have had a €50m bid for Alaba rejected earlier this month.
REAL MADRID REIGNITE DAVID ALABA CHASE
It was said at the time that Real’s director general and transfer chief Jose Angel Sanchez had held regular meetings in Munich with Alaba’s agent who also happens to be his father.
Bayern are standing firm on their decision to not sell the Austrian but would discuss a possible transfer should they receive an offer around £63.5m. Los Blancos paid the similar sum to bring James Rodriguez to the Santiago Bernabeu from Monaco back in 2014.
On the subject of the interest from the Los Blancos, Alaba’s father recently stated:
Real Madrid are a really great club and we’re very proud of their interest. This is all I can say, nothing more
The 23-year-old made 43 appearances in all competitions for Bayern last season scoring twice. But scoring is not his strength, his strength lies in his versatility. He is a highly rated left-back who can also thrive in the defensive central midfield role. He is young, strong, pacey, likes to hold the ball, delivers crosses into the box decently and his shooting and free kicks are a bonus to any team he plays for.
Alaba is one of Real’s biggest transfer targets for the summer,as coach Zidane loves his versatility and could use him in the middle of the park or as Marcelo’s direct replacement. The Brazilian is one of the best defenders in the world, but his ambitious attacking play renders Real Madrid’s defensive structure more often which Zidane wants to fix.
But Bayern are firm on their decision to not sell their star players. A week ago, club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated:
We have a good relationship with Real Madrid as we do with Barcelona. But since 2008 it’s been known around Europe that we don’t sell players that we don’t want to sell.
The door is closed. No player will leave Bayern against our will.
With, Bayern firm on their decision to not let David Alaba leave, it looks like Real Madrid will have to shell out £63.5m if they want to bring the Austrian to the Santiago Bernabeu next season. It is certainly a big chunk of money but with David Alaba only being 23, he has his best football ahead of him and to be reckoned as one of the best players of his age, he is certainly worth that money.