David Alaba reveals he ‘wasn’t approached by many clubs’ as he walked away from Bayern for nothing

David Alaba reveals he ‘wasn’t approached by many clubs’ as he walked away from Bayern for nothing… but Austrian defender insists Real Madrid was ‘always’ top of his list

  • David Alaba will join Real Madrid on a free transfer after this summer’s Euros
  • The versatile Austrian says he’s internalised Bayern Munich’s winning mentality
  • Alaba won an astonishing 10 Bundesliga titles during his time with Bayern
  • The 28-year-old won 27 trophies in total during his 13 years at the Allianz Arena 


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David Alaba has revealed that he ‘wasn’t approached by many clubs’ as he ran his contract his down at Bayern Munich, but insists Real Madrid were always his first choice.

The 28-year-old has joined Los Blancos on a free transfer and will link up with his new club after the Euros.  

According to Goal.com a number of Premier League clubs were keen on acquiring the Austrian’s services; but Alaba insists that the Bernabeu was always his preferred destination. 

David Alaba insists that Real Madrid were always his first choice after leaving Bayern Munich

David Alaba insists that Real Madrid were always his first choice after leaving Bayern Munich

The versatile Austrian will link up with his new Madrid team-mates after this summer's Euros

The versatile Austrian will link up with his new Madrid team-mates after this summer's Euros

The versatile Austrian will link up with his new Madrid team-mates after this summer’s Euros

‘I wasn’t approached by many clubs, but Real Madrid were at the top of my list. Alaba told German newspaper Build.

‘Like Bayern Munich, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world, with a special history and tradition.

‘There have been so many great players in Real Madrid’s history and so many great victories and trophies.

‘I want to join and continue this successful story with the club and the fans.

‘It will be a new chapter in life for my family and for me. I want to develop personally and professionally, and that’s precisely why I’m coming to Madrid.’

Alaba enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Munich which included 10 Bundesliga titles

Alaba enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Munich which included 10 Bundesliga titles

Alaba enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Munich which included 10 Bundesliga titles 

Alaba joined Bayern in 2008 and spent 13 years with the German giants, he won an astonishing 27 trophies during his time at the Allianz Arena including 10 Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.  

The versatile Austrian is confident he can add to his remarkable trophy haul with his new club.

He added: ‘It’s also about winning every game, winning as many trophies as possible every year.  

‘I’ve internalised the winning mentality and thirst for trophies at Bayern. You need that at Real Madrid and I want to bring that, as well as my experience and my qualities on the pitch.’

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