Report: David Alaba set to make departure announcement today; Verbal agreement with Real Madrid in place

David Alaba
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David Alaba is reportedly set to announce his departure from Bayern Munich today. The Austrian has been linked with a move away from Bavaria, with his contract expiring at the end of the current season.

According to BILD, Alaba is set to hold a press conference where he will reveal what the future holds for him.

The report also claims that the defender is prioritizing a move to Real Madrid, rather than the Premier League, where heavyweights Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are keen on landing him.

Manchester United, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain were also interested in Alaba, but dropped out of the running due to his personal wage demands.

Deal agreed with Real Madrid?

According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid have a verbal agreement in place to sign Alaba at the end of the season.

He claims that a pre-contract is “almost ready”, but hasn’t been signed yet. The deal would see Alaba join Zinedine Zidane’s side on a five-year contract until 2025.

Romano also states that Alaba received approaches from five other clubs, but he is keen on playing for the Spanish giants.