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David Alaba opens up on his Bayern Munich departure and his decision to join Real Madrid

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David Alaba will join Real Madrid on July 1st after he signed a 5-year contract

Austria Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Photo by UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

As we all know, David Alaba left Bayern Munich this summer and joined one of the most decorated clubs in the world — Real Madrid. Alaba spent his whole professional career playing for the Rekordmeister, except the one-year loan to Hoffenheim. Now he talks via Daily Mail about the decision to join Los Blancos.

“I have my thoughts, and Real Madrid was top of my list so I decided to go there”, said the Austrian defender as he insisted that the move wasn’t about money. Alaba was also linked to Liverpool, and said: “It (transfer speculation) is motivation. Motivation for all the players who are linked with certain teams in the Premier League or other clubs. They can represent themselves here at this tournament so it’s extra motivation actually rather than a distraction.”

David Alaba’s contract renegotiation talks will go down as one of the worst ones in Bayern’s history. Firstly, Bayern failed to earn anything from the transfer, and secondly, there was an ongoing media circus show, with both Bayern CEOs calling out Alaba’s dad and agent Pini Zahavi.