The name of David Alaba (24-6-1992, Vienna) has been playing for some time in Valdebebas offices, not in vain is he one of the defenders that the Real Madrid has it on his agenda. Now the Austrian ends his contract in 2021 with Bayern Munich and for the first time since he is a professional he plans to pack and change his air. Alaba has a market value, according to the reference website Transfermakrt, from 52 million euros, after the last revision. Amount that the white set would not pay but he knows that Bayern would be open to negotiate a transfer for a lower price. As in the past it already did with Toni Kroos and thus not let a footballer with a good lineup escape the following season for free. It should not be forgotten that the relationship between the two clubs is good. Now Odriozola and in past seasons, James Rodriguez, They have been transferred to the Bavarian team by the white entity. In the Real Madrid offices they are already probing the power plant market but prices continue to skyrocket and Zidane doesn’t ‘fall in love’ with any of those who sound. Upamecano (Leipzig) is a real option but sometimes it is irregular. Bayern also wants him and that benefits Madrid in the Alaba case. Given this situation, the coach sees with good eyes a small effort for the Austrian footballer. And is that the versatility of the defender has always liked the French. And more this season that Alaba has developed mainly as a central defender in Bayern’s reduced defense, before the constant losses of Lucas Hernández, Boateng and Sule. Function that has performed perfectly, thanks to its exquisite ball touch, long hitting and speed to cross, qualities that marry very well with the idiosyncrasy of the defenders of the taste of Zidane. Central, lateral, interior … versatility for FrenchNot only that, it draws Zidane’s attention. Its versatility is a plus, as is that of Nacho or Lucas Vázquez. Alaba has also played successfully both left-backas well as left steering wheel at Bayern Munich and in the Austrian team. Various profiles that would allow Zidane to ‘play’ with his position on the field and meet needs as the season progresses. Alaba is open to leaving the Bundesliga. You have seen that in the left-back has excelled the newly renovated until 2025, Alphonso Davies, and he knows that Lucas Hernández, once he is OK, has a fixed position in the starting lineup. It already rang for the white team when they were looking for a substitute for guarantees to Marcelo but Bayern, at that time, flatly refused to leave. Now it is different. They will not give you away but they will hear offers, if you do not renew. Alaba has played 28 games this season and has contributed to Bayern being undefeated in Europe. This year he has shown little incisive attack but goal passes are another of his specialties. Also, being a good penalty taker. In total, he has played 372 games with the Bayern shirt, in which he has scored 30 goals and distributed 48 assists. And he has never been expelled. Another point in his favor.So, Zidane knows that Alaba always complies and it is a very important option to take into account to reinforce the central position in the Real Madrid, although it will depend on the number with which Bayern is dropped. ‘Girlfriends’ are not going to miss it. Barcelona and Manchester City, the most interested, will be on the lookout.
As a trusted lieutenant of Tomas Osmena, his presence in the league cannot be underestimated.MORE STORIESnewsinfoBOPK supporters ‘temporarily disrupted’ portion of Cebu City roadnewsinfoHeritage advocates hit mayor’s solution to Cebu traffic messnewsinfoDoubt hovers over Cebu City fundsMORE STORIESnewsinfoBOPK supporters ‘temporarily disrupted’ portion of Cebu City roadnewsinfoHeritage advocates hit mayor’s solution to Cebu traffic messnewsinfoDoubt hovers over Cebu City fundsOr does the mayor have other ideas of winning over the other half of barangay captains to his side?An extra vote in the City Council surely counts to reinforce Team Rama’s Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella and Councilors Mary Anne delos Santos, Dave Tumulak, Hans Abella and James Cuenco.It’s not enough to stave off a veto challenge, or a majority decision but it does strengthen Rama’s voice in the legislature.Growing support for Rama among barangay captains can temper the antagonist City Council which is dominated by members of the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The last days of October But the mayor should also remember that the kind of loyalty of barangay captains that is built on generous allotments for garbage trucks, vehicles and loosely supervised community projects is built on sand.How else were village officials kept in line during Osmeña’s term if not through a well-tuned system of allocating resources for barangay projects? How long did that last?Rama’s leadership will be tested some more in the runup to the 2016 election, when one can expect a hardball game by the Aquino administration (with no cozy ties with Rama).He will have to show to barangay captains, who is the more effective benefactor. That’s politics.Read Next PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension It’s an improvement from the 30 something allies he had before his decisive victory in the May local elections but it’s too early to beat your chest over a virtual 50-50 result.The next goal, of course, is to tag the next president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC).FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealWhoeve wins sits as an ex officio member of the City Council, which would add one vote to the mayor’s minority of four councilors.Outgoing ABC president and Councilor Michael L. Ralota of barangay T. Padilla was reelected last Monday in his neighborhood. SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again LATEST STORIES Is it an assured victory for Mayor Michael Rama who’s counting his allies among the recently elected barangay captains?He counted at least 41 “friendly” barangay bosses in Cebu City’s 80 barangays.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros