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Report: Real Madrid finds David Alaba’s ideal replacement

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According to a recent report, Real Madrid already found the ideal David Alaba replacement if the Austrian star doesn’t sign for Los Blancos. 

Real Madrid currently still believes David Alaba is a viable option for them to sign a new defender next summer. However, the Austrian full-back is starting to make some demands that don’t fit the current economic state at the club. It was previously reported he was asking over €20 million per season as a salary, an overly steep wage for any player at this club. Florentino Perez has a very clear idea of the players he wants at the club.

Even if they are amongst the best footballers in the world, candidates have to feel proud to represent the institution. Money shouldn’t be a problem because they already represent the most successful club in football history. Should Alaba not work as an option, Perez already has his ideal replacement and he already plays in the Spanish La Liga. But there are some interesting details about this mysterious player Real Madrid wants to sign next summer. 

The candidate plays for Sevilla FC. 

To everyone’s surprise, Real Madrid’s ideal candidate to replace David Alaba is none other than Jules Kounde. The Sevilla FC defender has been analyzed by Los Blancos’ officials over the last year. Zinedine Zidane’s predilection for French players and Kounde is definitely amongst the names he likes. Recently, Julen Lopetegui’s squad rejected a €55 million offer from Manchester City.

OK Diario reports that Florentino has Kounde at the top of his list but he would never pay the €80 million Sevilla is asking for him. However, there’s a chance for them to negotiate if Real Madrid is willing to give up Isco and Mariano Diaz. Kounde has a chance to arrive at the club next summer if both clubs agree on this sensational trade. Either way, Zidane knows these two players can no longer help him. On the other hand, Kounde is definitely a position the club urgently requires.