The versatile Austrian footballer landed in the merengue team after finalizing his contract with Bayern München. Far from the “free transfer” formula, Der sppiegel It shows that this type of operation has an expense as in this case.
David Alaba ended a 13-year stint in the Bavarian discipline, spending two in lower categories and half of the 2010-11 season on loan at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He did not move from the Allianz Arena between 2011 and 2021, at which point he decided to take another challenge at the age of 29 and call in the Spanish capital.
The departure of Bavaria had been known for months by not extending his contract, something that made him a very desirable footballer for other big clubs as he did not require negotiations with Bayern München and did not have to negotiate a price for the transfer. However, incorporation is far from free, as is often said in these cases.
Der sppiegel He claims to have had access to David Alaba’s contract, who would have pocketed a premium of 17.7 million euros, while his representative (Pina Zahavi) would have entered 5’2 and his father (George), 6’3. In total, the cost amounts to 29.2 million, which is still a fairly low figure considering the great value of the Austrian.
Other interesting data are that he has signed until 2026, which is equivalent to five years until he is 34 years old, or that he will receive a gross salary of practically 19.5 million euros, thus becoming the best paid ahead of Gareth Bale ( fifteen). Its clause is 850 million.
Despite the fact that it is the only signing of this summer for the moment, in the absence of seeing if there are more sales and the incorporation of Kylian Mbappé can be attacked, it is a reinforcement that excites a merengue team that has lost Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane in a summer and that will have him as the main defensive figure. His partner will be Éder Militao.