Recruited by Real, Alaba dreamed of Barça

Arriving this summer at Real Madrid, David Alaba would no doubt have preferred to join his great Catalan rival …

At the end of the contract at Bayern MunichDavid Alaba was one of the most coveted free players in the market. Many cadors were in the ranks including PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City. But as foreseen for many months, it is indeed Real Madrid that the Austrian defender has chosen to continue his career. Even if the merengue club was not necessarily his first option.

According to Uli Hoeness, the former president of the Bavarian giant, David Alaba dreamed of joining Barça. “David once told me: ‘My dream is still to play for Barcelona one day’, he told the microphone of the Bayern 1 channel. So I said, ‘Do you want to negotiate with the president or with the administrator in charge of the bankruptcy?’ “ A reference to the colossal losses facing the Catalan club.

The former big boss of Bayern was also not kind to his Barcelona rival, whom he is preparing to visit in the Champions League. “Barça is no longer a model for us”, he said, adding: “Bayern are favorites because Barca cannot reach their full potential due to player sales and economic problems. “

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