REAL MADRID

Alaba in Madrid Tuesday ahead of imminent Real signing

Real Madrid are planning to confirm the signing of David Alaba before the end of the week, as the Austrian defender looked at properties in the Spanish capital on Tuesday.

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Alaba in Madrid ahead of imminent Real move
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An announcement by Real Madrid confirming the signing of David Alaba looks increasingly imminent.

As revealed by Gol TV, the Bayern Munich defender was in Madrid yesterday to look at houses with an advisor to his agent. However, according to sources close to Alaba who spoke to Diario AS, the Austrian "was not at the club."

Providing all goes as planned, Madrid intends to announce the signing of Alaba before the end of the week. But whatever happens, no official presentation is expected until after Euro 2020. The idea of making the announcement before the Euros is to remove any pressure on the player regarding his future during the tournament.

Alaba to convene with Austrian team mates on Thursday

Alaba, who finished the season with Bayern last weekend, has been enjoying a few days of vacation ahead of Austria’s preparations for the Euros.

The 26 players summoned by coach Franco Foda will convene on Thursday afternoon in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a small town near the border with Czech Republic, where they will complete a four-day training camp ahead of friendly games against England on 2 June and Slovakia on 6 June.

David Alaba with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Alaba to sign five-year deal at Real Madrid

As has emerged recently, the versatile defender, who has already ended his time at Bayern with his contract set to expire at the end of June, will sign a five-year deal at Madrid that will keep him at the club until he is 33 years old.

He is set to earn €12 million per season, putting him on par with captain Sergio Ramos, whose future at the club remains up in the air.