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Real Madrid confirms the signing of Bayern Munich star David Alaba

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Real Madrid  have confirmed the long-awaited arrival of defender David Alaba  from Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old had been linked with Europe’s elite clubs after announcing in February he would leave Bayern at the end of his contract this summer, having turned down several offers of new terms.

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The Austrian International turned down  Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool among others, choosing Real Madrid as his preferred destination.

The Spanish giants revealed that Alaba has signed a five-year deal with the club.

“I leave one special club for another,” Alaba said on Twitter after his signing was revealed. “I’m really happy to be part of Real Madrid.

“After so many years in Munich, I’ll take on this new challenge and do my best to continue the history of this special club

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“I can’t wait to play my first game in this legendary white shirt, in front of all of you, the Real Madrid fans. I’m convinced that this experience will be full of success.”da

Alaba must now wait to see who will be his coach at the Bernabeu after Zinedine Zidane left his post on Thursday.

Zidane left the club for a second time after they fell short in the defence of their LaLiga crown while also being knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage – leaving them without a trophy for the first time in 11 seasons.

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