Bayern Munich defender David Alba has joined Real Madrid and will play under shirt number 4, which was earlier worn by Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who has signed the PSG contract. Alba was linked with various clubs but finally, he made a move to Los Blancos.
Sergio Ramos has left big shoes for David Alaba to fill at Real Madrid, and the ex-Bayern Munich star hopes Raphael Varane will be there to help. The Austrian on replacing Sergio Ramos’s number at Real Madrid has said that he has not joined the club with a view to replacing former captain. “It will be an honor to wear Sergio Ramos’ No. 4 jersey at the Spanish club,” Alaba said.
David Alaba hopes to form a defensive partnership with Raphael Varane at Real Madrid despite reports linking the France international to Manchester United. That was intriguing enough, but Alaba also addressed Varane, whom he hopes does not follow the veteran Spain center-back out of the Santiago Bernabeu exit door.
“I would have loved to play with Ramos, of course,” he told reporters. “He is a leader, it would have been a pleasure. Varane, of course, I would like to play with him. He is a player who has played excellent football. He is a great defender and has very good qualities. “
Alaba explained he has spoken to Ramos about taking on his famous shirt number. “Ramos was here for a decade and has played football very well wearing this number and has become a leader,” he added. “It is something that is present in everyone’s head. “He spoke to me. I was told that it is the last available number and I did not want to ask other players for their number. I feel honoured and it is a great motivation for me.”
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