David Alaba: Real Madrid confirm signing of Bayern Munich defender on Saturdays

David Alaba leaves Bayern Munich to join Real Madrid; Austria international turned down multiple contract offers to stay with the side; Liverpool and Manchester City were interested in the protector

David Alaba: Real Madrid confirm signing of Bayern Munich defender on Saturdays

Real Madrid have signed David Alaba out of Bayern Munich on a past contract.

Sky at Germany accounts the deal with Real that will make him 10.5m year following the expiration of his Bayern contract.

Real Madrid confirmed the signing on Friday day and stated Alaba would be unveiled after Euro 2020.

Alaba had been at Bayern since 2008 but turned down multiple offers to extend his contract, such as a 15m-a-year deal, but discussions stopped in November.

He enjoyed a prolific 13 years in Bavaria, winning 10 Bundesliga titles, two Champions Leagues and six German Cups.

The Austria international had been attracting attention from Premier League sides, including Liverpool and Manchester City.

City attempted to tempt Alaba to Manchester last summer and had expected to include him as part of this deal that saw Leroy Sane proceed to Munich.

Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were also understood to be keen on signing the 28-year-old.

Antonio Conte has been considered as Zinedine Zidane's successor at Real Madrid after they missed out on first-choice Max Allegri, according to Sky at Italy.

After Zinedine Zidane resigned from the Bernabeu for a second time , the Spanish giants had been expecting to appoint long-term target Allegri - but he's set for a breathtaking return to Juventus to replace Andrea Pirlo, who was sacked on Friday.

They have now turned to Conte, who is a free agent after parting company with Inter Milan on Wednesday despite leading them into the Serie A title, on account of the club need to make significant financial reductions.

Conte is a successful title-winner with Juventus himself, in addition to Chelsea and today Inter.

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