DAVID ALABA has expressed his delight at finally being unveiled as a Real Madrid player.
David Alaba has been handed Sergio Ramos’ old number four jersey at Real MadridCredit: Getty
The Austrian has finally been unveiled in Spain after his free transfer from Bayern MunichCredit: Getty
Alaba was joined by president Florentino Perez and manager Carlo AncelottiCredit: Getty
Alaba’s arrival following a 12-year stint with Bayern Munich came as a boost to Madrid after Spain legend Ramos’ move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The 29-year-old gave the thumbs up as he underwent his medical before his five-year contract with the LaLiga giants was officially confirmed.
Alaba said: “Hello everyone, thank you very much for the warm welcome. It’s a great day in my career, I’m very excited for it.
“I’m very proud and honoured to wear this white jersey of Real Madrid.
“For sure I will give everything [so] we can be very successful together. Vamos! Hala Madrid!”
President Florentino Perez – who is present at the unveiling of every new Galactico – challenged Alaba to join the many stars that etched their names in club history.
I’m very proud and honoured to wear this white jersey of Real Madrid
He said: “Whenever great players arrive, Madridistas have special enthusiasm.
“The arrival of this magnificent player coincides with a great era with the return of Ancelotti. We want our fans to be proud of our team.
“We welcome an extraordinary footballer, David Alaba. I want to thank you for choosing Madrid.
“You come from one of the great clubs in the world, a friendly club in which you have won 28 titles. You are one of the great legends of Bayern.
“You arrive in Madrid with the highest recognition in the world of football.
“You now face an exciting challenge, to add titles with Madrid and be part of the history of our club.
“Welcome to the club with which you dream of getting new titles, welcome to your new home.”
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