Alaba: I Not Here to Replace Sergio Ramos


New Real Madrid defender David Alaba does not intend to replace ex skipper Ramos after picking up the No. 4 shirt

David Alaba had revealed he has no intensions of replacing club captain Sergio Ramos after taking the Spaniard jersey at the Bernabeu.

The Austrian international spent over a decade at Bayern Munich after rising through the Bavarians youth system. However, the 29-year-old failed to commit his future to the club following the 2020/21 campaign.

Following the end of his deal with the Bundesliga giant, Alaba has now turn his attention to Spain, signing five-year contract with La Liga side Real Madrid.

During his official unveiling Alaba (29), revealed he has no plans of replacing long serving defender Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, as he took the PSG’s man favorite No. 4 jersey at the club.

“We all know Ramos was here for a long time and wore this number, becoming the leader of this team,” Alaba said.

“But the truth is that yesterday I spoke to the club and they told me that right now it’s the only available squad number. I didn’t want to start asking other players if they wanted to swap.

“I’m honoured to wear the number four, it’s a source of great pride and motivation for me and I want to do it justice.

“But I’m not here to compare myself to other players or replace them, I’m here to be David Alaba.”

Like Alaba, Sergio Ramos also failed to commit his future to Madrid, taking a new challenge in France after signing a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain.

Ramos won five La Liga titles and four Champions League honours with Real Madrid during his 16 years stint.

And following his departure, Alaba who also won 10 Bundesliga titles, and two Champions League trophies has been tipped to replace the experienced center-back.


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