The Bosman signing from Bayern Munich was presented to the local media on Wednesday morning at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Alaba said, “For me it is a dream that comes true. It is the biggest club in the world and of course it fills me with pride to be here. So all I can say is that I hope to put on the jersey now and play here.”
It’s been confirmed Alaba will wear the No4 shirt vacated by former captain Sergio Ramos.
He continued: “Well, I spoke to the club about that. They offered me this number, because there was no other possible number. I know what this number means for the club. For me, wearing it is something that motivates me a lot. It is a number that shows strength and leadership. I’m going to give it my all.
“I have not come here to compare myself with other players, I am here to be David Alaba and continue being who I am. This is my goal, although I also want to contribute my abilities and my strengths.”