Real Madrid really can’t seem to get enough of being rejected by Bayern Munich this summer. They’ve floated transfer offers for David Alaba on several occasions this summer and they’ve been told no each time. So what’s one more time between friends, huh?
After bids in the neighborhood of €50M were floated earlier this summer, Real Madrid has upped their latest offer for David Alaba to €65M. Bayern Munich are still in “That’s nice” mode. AS reports they rejected this offer, but adds that if Real Madrid had added Pepe into the deal Bayern Munich would have gone for it. The report further suggests that Bayern Munich has valued David Alaba at €80M alone. Taken as a whole, it’s a fairly dubious transfer rumor.
If the price for David Alaba alone is €80M — and that’s a particular huge pill to swallow given the five years he remaining on his contract — exchanging a 33-year-old centerback with one year left on his contract and €65M for the positionally diverse 23-year-old would be a dream coup for Real Madrid. Add in the extreme infrequency with which player swap deals occur it’s just more likely that Real Madrid re-upped their bid for David Alaba and Bayern Munich once again said “Nope”. Just like they have every other time Real Madrid has asked for their players over the last 12 months.