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Bayern Munich Alumni: David Alaba formally presented at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid Unveil New Signing David Alaba Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich defender David Alaba was formally presented at Real Madrid today and the Austria international was given the No.4 kit number at his new club.

Alaba seemed excited for the next chapter of his career to start in Spain.

“Thank you very much for the warm welcome. This is a huge day in my career, I’m very excited, proud and thankful to wear this Real Madrid jersey,” Alaba said as captured by Real Madrid’s website. “Hopefully we can achieve a lot of success together. Hala Madrid!”

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez offered works of appreciation and encouragement regarding his club’s signing of Alaba.

“I want to thank you, David, for choosing Real Madrid to continue to develop your career. You are joining us from one of the world’s biggest clubs, Bayern Munich, a club that is a friend of ours and where you have won a remarkable 28 titles in total. You arrive at Real Madrid with the utmost recognition and respect from all football fans,” Perez said. “Today is a very special day for you and for all your family present here, and you now face an exciting challenge: to achieve new successes and win new trophies in the Real Madrid jersey and to be part of the incredible history of our club. You will have the backing of every madridista and you will feel the support of our members and fans in a Santiago Bernabéu stadium that will soon become the most modern and spectacular stadium in the world. Welcome to the club where your dream is to continue winning more titles, welcome to your new home.”