Bayern mourns for Alaba
Bayern mourns for Alaba
David Alaba (30 years old) arrived in Madrid last summer at zero cost , after the negotiation with Bayern to renew his contract was frustrated. The Austrian was seduced by the idea of joining the white team, ahead of the endless proposals that he had on the table. In Concha Espina he landed on his feet. Together with Militao, they have managed to stop the shadows of Ramos and Varane from following them and have confirmed themselves as one of the best central defenders in Europe, if not the best. In Munich they got hold of Upamecano, but they missed him. However, they have just acquired De Ligt in exchange for 70 million euros. In fact, Hasan Salihamidzic has recognized that they were wrong in the way of carrying out the renewal. “We offered him a lot of money, from our point of view. There was a meeting with David’s advisers and we gave him an ultimatum, we told them that David would have to make a decision. From today’s point of view, he would say that perhaps it was not necessary that a player of David’s quality had to be given a deadline , ”says the Bavarian giant’s sports director in an interview published this Wednesday by Zeit magazine . Madrid was attentive to the situation and covered not only Sergio Ramos’ number with the Viennese, since he inherited the ‘4’, but also his salary: the camero received 12 million euros net and the former Bayern player, according to Der Spiegel , stayed at the gates, with 11 a year.
As we said, Alaba did not take long to adapt to his new team and has finished the course with 4,069 minutes played, the fourth most used footballer by Ancelotti after Courtois (4,560′), his partner Militao (4,496′) and Vinicius (4,274′). He added three more titles (League, Champions and Spanish Super Cup) to his already brilliant track record and even left an iconic image to remember, the famous chair after coming back from PSG . And now he will have to readapt, due to the aforementioned change of position sponsored by Rüdiger’s landing. At Madrid, he only played four games as a ‘3’, but it is in that position that he stood out and earned a perennial niche in the European elite. “I am a flexible player and I will give it my all, no matter where I play”, he said in his presentation as a madridista. In his entire career , he has played 251 games as a left-back and 159 as a central defender , plus 48 as a midfielder, 31 as a pivot, 20 as a left-back… And they now enjoy that versatility on the Paseo de la Castellana and they miss it in Munich …