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David Alaba 'agrees Real Madrid free transfer'

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Real Madrid have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba for the player to join on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to reports.

The 28-year-old Austrian international had been expected to quit Bayern after 13 years at the club, having joined in 2008 from Austria Vienna, and will sign a pre-contract agreement with Real in the coming weeks to secure a move, claim several media sources including the Guardian.

Alaba has been keen on a move to Real given their stature in the game and turned down moves from clubs across Europe. Both Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain were said to be suitors for his signature, but he has now chosen to join the Spanish champions.

His proposed deal will earn him around £204,000 a week after tax, as part of a four-year deal, and is subject to the player passing a medical. 

Alaba is usually played as a central defender but is capable of operating at left-back. He has won the Champions League twice with the German club, including the 2019/2020 tournament, and has won the Bundesliga nine times as a Bayern player.

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