David Alaba’s transfer to Real Madrid has been a huge success.
The Austrian defender joined Los Blancos on a free transfer this summer window from Bayern Munich ending his 13-year spell with the Bavarians.
He has hit the ground running at Santiago Bernabeu and has instantly adapted to the league and leads the Los Blancos defence currently.
Former Bayern Munich player and manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes his former club shouldn’t have let a pivotal player like Alaba leave the Bundesliga giants.
“Basically, I think everyone agrees that this exit shouldn’t have happened,” Rummenigge says. “Don’t forget, the boy grew up at Bayern Munich. He played there for 13 years and has always been an important part of Bayern DNA.”
“Unfortunately, everything got a bit stuck at some point,” Rummenigge continued to explain. “Either economically or atmospherically. That is difficult to assess now. The main thing is that, sadly, he is no longer there. I think that this departure at least has not been duly compensated. I think that in Alaba’s case we all did everything. Unfortunately, the whole thing got stuck somewhere. And he came to the conclusion that he wanted to leave the club because he obviously had a very interesting of Real Madrid.“