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Real Madrid have been monitoring the defender's movements for years. In 2016, they came to offer 65 million for his signing, but Bayern asked for 80.


The signing of David Alaba for Real Madrid is getting closer every day, although it is by no means closed. The defender, whose contract with Bayern Munich ends on June 30, wants to play in white next season. Although there are other clubs in between with more important offers economically, at the club they hope that the desire of the footballer is above money.

It is an addition that Madrid has been planning for a long time. There are several times that the board has approached the player's environment to show interest in his signing, although some with more intention than others. José Ángel Sánchez, general manager of the club, has been in contact with Alaba's father for years with the idea of monitoring all his movements.

The closest time Alaba came to reaching the Chamartín club was in 2016. After months of meetings between Madrid, the player's environment and Bayern, a formal offer was made for 50 million euros, which from the Bavarian team they considered insufficient. Weeks later, the proposal was raised to 65 million, but it was also rejected. In Munich, they valued the defender at 80 million, a figure that Madrid was not willing to reach. Two years later, in 2018, there was a new approach, but this time much less important. From the Santiago Bernabéu, they again surveyed the possibility of signing Alaba, but they did not even make a formal offer.

The incorporation could finally be made for free this year, four after the first attempt to sign him. Everything will be defined in the coming weeks, and could be announced before the end of the season.

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