Fil-Austrian star Alaba set to join Real Madrid — reports

Published April 21, 2021, 2:21 PM

by Carlo Anolin

David Alaba
Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender David Alaba (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes / POOL / AFP)

Filipino-Austrian defender David Alaba is reportedly set to sign a five-year contract with Real Madrid as he awaits his contract expiration with longtime team Bayern Munich.

Per Max Bielefeld of Sky Sports, Alabas’s contract has yet to be signed but “will be in the next weeks.”

Alaba, who has won the UEFA Champions League twice with Bayern in 2013 and 2020, will be moving to Real Madrid on a free transfer after 13 rich seasons with Bayern.

READ: Fil-Austrian David Alaba keys Bayern’s title run

The development also shut down possibilities of Alaba moving to English side Chelsea F.C.

The 28-year-old Fil-Austrian is on the verge of winning his ninth consecutive Bundesliga title following Tuesday’s 2-0 home win against Leverkusen to strengthen their top position at 22-3-5 win-loss-draw record.

Last week though, Bayern and Alaba ended their Champions League campaign after suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Brazilian star Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain on April 16.

Despite having a 3-3 aggregate, PSG advanced due to the away goals rule.