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Real Madrid set €60 million asking price for key defender, three likely destinations come up

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David Alaba has witnessed a significant change of fortunes, as far as his status as Real Madrid is concerned.

Not long ago, the Austrian was regarded as one of the key defensive prospects for the Spanish giants. But his irregular performances have led to the club considering a potential sale in the transfer market.

Real Madrid set €60 million price tag for Alaba

According to a report from Diario SPORT, Real Madrid have even set a €60 million price-tag on David Alaba, marking a drastic change of outlook, as far as the club’s perspective on the player is concerned.

As mentioned earlier, Real Madrid have been alarmed by Alaba’s poor form recently, with the Austrian making a series of errors that have cost the club several points.

The absence of star defender Eder Militao has also left Carlo Ancelotti with limited options in the defensive unit. As a result, the club are ready to consider the exit of Alaba, for a fair price at least.

A drastic change of fortunes (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

The versatile defender joined Real Madrid in 2021 on a free transfer. Despite being 31, Alaba is rated highly, particularly because of his versatility and experience at the highest level.

No shortage of suitors

Needless to say, David Alaba has no shortage of suitors in the market. It was earlier reported that Saudi Arabian giants Al Ittihad had tabled an offer for the Austrian to reunite with his former teammate Karim Benzema.

Now, Diario SPORT suggests that the likes of Manchester United and Juventus have emerged as potential destinations for the former Bayern Munich superstar.

Even Al Ittihad have retained interest in the player and are open to signing him in the near future, as they look to reinforce their ranks in the defensive unit.

Alaba, for his part, has appeared reluctant to leave Real Madrid, though. Not to mention, his departure is subject to any of the interested parties matching the club’s lofty €60 million demand.

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  1. M.E Leboko

    December 19, 2023 at 5:37 am

    It is amazing at how things could turn around concerning some players,It took Real Madrid quite a while to realize that Mendy cost them so many losses,but they become too hasty to decide on the faults Alaba made.
    It is sometimes being brought up by the way a player(s) may see the biased treatment the team offers for certain players against others,why can’t Alaba be moved around to other defense positions like it s done by other players?.
    Madrid should give treatment to Alaba’s injury like it is doing with other players in order show equal treatment to all players.

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Just in – Kylian Mbappe to opt out of Olympics, will join Real Madrid in August

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Real Madrid are confident that Kylian Mbappe will not participate in the Paris Olympic Games, and as a result, they expect him to join their preseason squad in August, according to a striking report from SPORT.

The club has made it clear that they will not make any exceptions for Mbappe, nor will they treat him as a “special case” who can participate in both the Euro Cup and the Olympic Games, which are generally meant for younger athletes.

It is important to highlight that Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, is currently in Paris for a FIFA event. This event will give him the opportunity to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and discuss the potential transfer of Mbappe.

One of Perez’s main interests is to bring the French star to Real Madrid as soon as possible. Ideally, this would be after the European Championship in Germany, which runs from June 14 to July 14, followed by a short vacation. 

Kylian Mbappe will join real Madrid this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

This is why Mbappe would be expected to join the team only in August.

No Mbappe is Paris Olympics

Interestingly, this plan would be disrupted if Mbappe were to compete in the Paris Olympic Games. 

While participating in the Olympics would be highly appealing to the French capital and could even boost Mbappe’s popularity among his fellow countrymen, Real Madrid sources believe that he will skip the Olympics.

For now, Real Madrid’s confidence that Mbappe will not participate in the Olympics means they are planning for him to join the team for the preseason in August.

Meanwhile, as the situation is still developing, Perez’s trip to Paris for FIFA’s 120th Anniversary appears to be yielding results, paving the way for Mbappe’s anticipated move to Real Madrid.

While everything related to the transfer is on track, the official announcement is pending followed by the presentation.

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