Austria international David Alaba has joined Real Madrid on a five-year deal.

The versatile 28-year-old had been linked with Europe’s top 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.

He enjoyed a prolific 13 years in Bavaria, winning 10 Bundesliga titles, two Champions Leagues and six German Cups.

Alaba arrives at Real as one of the most decorated individual footballers in Europe, having won 28 different titles after joining Bayern in 2008. These include two Champions League titles, and 10 successive Bundesliga crowns.

“I leave a special club for another special club. I am really happy and honored to join Real Madrid. After so many years in Munich I will face a new challenge and I will give my best to continue the club’s special history.” he posted

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are also thought to be willing to sell Raphael Varane in a bid to finance further new arrivals, such as a possible bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

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