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Official: Real Madrid unveil Alaba, reveal shirt number

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Stood alongside Florentino Perez, the versatile defender held the club’s shirt with his name and number on it during his presentation.

Real Madrid have finally unveiled their summer signing David Alaba, who has been handed the No. 4 shirt at the club.

Alaba joined Real Madrid on a free transfer two months ago after running down his Bayern Munich contract in search of a new challenge.

The  29-year-old’s quality is enough to earn him a place in the Los Blancos line-up but is expected to straight into their starting XI from the get-go in the coming season due to the departure of Sergio Ramos and the fact that Raphael Varane‘s exit is also looking likely.

“It’s a great day in my career, I’m very excited for it,” said Alaba during his presentation.

“I’m very proud and honored to wear this white jersey of Real Madrid. For sure I will give everything [so] we can be very successful together.

“Vamos! Hala Madrid!”

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez 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.”