David Alaba’s final game with Bayern Munich was a 5-2 victory over FC Augsburg on Saturday and the Austrian was given a proper send off by the club.
According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Alaba’s move to Real Madrid is a done — regardless of who the manager of Los Blancos will be for next season. With Zinedine Zidane rumored to be on the fence about a return to the Santiago Bernabéu, Alaba will still make the move even if the French manager moves on:
David Alaba will be joining Real Madrid as a free agent whatever happens with Zinedine Zidane. He’ll be the first new signing of Real also if Zidane decides to leave the club, the pre-contract is completed and agreed since April. ⚪️ #Real— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2021
Alaba’s move has been rumored for months now, so it is no shock that the versatile Austria international will head to Spain no matter what.
What will be interesting about this move is exactly what position Alaba will play with Real Madrid. The 28-year-old spent most of the season at center-back for Bayern Munich this season, but did play a fair amount in the defensive midfield toward the end of the season and — of course — made his bones as a dual-threat left-back.