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Barcelona pull out of Alaba talks after he commits to Real Madrid - report

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The Bayern Munich man is heading to the Bernabeu

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Well, this one hurts a bit. It didn’t seem all that likely that David Alaba was going to join Barcelona this summer as of late. However, I for one was still holding out hope.

According to a report from ESPN, David Alaba has agreed to join Real Madrid this summer once his contract at Bayern Munich runs out. The German defender has been at Bayern for 13 years and helped to solidify the empire that is Bayern Munich.

His impending free agency made the 28-year-old one of the most desirable players in the market. Barca recently found out about the commitment and backed out from negotiations. All we can hope for now is that the deal perhaps falls through and Barca are given second life.