Real Madrid Transfers: The reported contract offer discussed for David Alaba

Bayern, David Alaba (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern, David Alaba (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid would like to sign David Alaba for free, but his actual wages could preclude a deal from happening.

David Alaba is one of the world’s best defenders and is at his peak. The Bayern Munich man will play for a new team in 2021-2022 after Die Roten declined to meet his wage demands, and Alaba has several suitors across Europe, including Real Madrid.

Los Blancos and their bitter rivals Barcelona have been mentioned as two dream destinations for Alaba, but due to Barça’s dire financial outlook, Real are the favorites. And if money weren’t an object, they would probably be the overall favorites.

Setting aside enough money for Alaba would be difficult, though if the player REALLY wants to be in Madrid, he could lower his demands specifically to make it happen.

Either way, Ekrem Konur reports that Real Madrid are in talks for a three-year contract offer to David Alaba worth 10 million euros.

Real Madrid, David Alaba will have to make key compromises this January

This report comes after BILD’s Christian Falk reported that Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi still hasn’t been in negotiations with clubs but is waiting to do in the January transfer window. Real Madrid is mentioned alongside Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea as one of those clubs.

Although Alaba is worth 10 million euros per year, Real may not have that kind of money to spend, and it would still be a disruption of their tight wage structure. They may have to disrupt the structure, though, if they value Alaba enough to sign him. But the wage question is a big reason why City, PSG, and Chelsea have looked like more logical options for Alaba, despite the allure of a move to Real.

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We’re in for a lot of stories about Alaba and Madrid in the coming weeks until an official signing is made. Real are very much in the picture and have a strong chance of signing the star man, but there will need to be compromises made on both ends if Alaba and Real truly want this move to take place.