David Alaba and Real Madrid have agreed on a salary of 12 million euros, after-tax, per season, which will make him one of the best-paid defenders in Europe, according to Journalist Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter account.
The Austrian will earn more or less the same as the highest-paid defender in the Madrid squad – captain Sergio Ramos, whose annual pay packet is around 12.5 million euros net.
Alaba will directly enter the second wage bracket at Real Madrid, earning less than just two players – Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard, who each earn around 15 million euros a year.
The Austrian centre-back will join on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, after deciding against renewing his contract with the Germans.
Nothing has been officially announced and the contract has yet to be signed, but it is just a question of time before that happens and Madrid put out an official statement.
Meanwhile, negotiations to renew Ramos' contract remain at a standstill.
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