His move to Real became a nightmare. Thanks to David Alaba, Flavius Daniliuc went to FCB and now the teenager is a regular in Ligue 1.
In the spring of 2011, a dream came true for Flavius Daniliuc. The then nine-year-old moved from the youth of Rapid Vienna to the Spanish noble club Real Madrid. The hopes of the then first Austrian to wear the Blancos were high – as was the disappointment around a year and a half later.
Because Daniliuc couldn’t find his way around Madrid: He had big problems in the academy, there was talk of bullying. An older player is said to have hit him after an argument while playing on the PlayStation. Daniliuc was fed up and wanted to get away from Real.
In 2015 he moved to FC Bayern. A transfer in which today’s FCB star had a hand in the game. Daniliuc’s father said that Crown: “Fortunately we already knew David Alaba back then. He recommended Flavius to Bayern and arranged the move.”
David Alaba guided Flavius Daniliuc to FC Bayern
A circumstance that made Alaba rejoice. He said that picture: “I’m very proud! He’s a great boy, did it very well. I’m happy for him and his family that he was able to train with us. I’ve known him for a while.”
In 2018 the Guardian Daniliuc in its annual list of the world’s 60 greatest talents. At FC Bayern he moved up from the youth in the reserve and played a few games in the third division in the 2019/20 season. However, he did not stand out and he no longer had the reputation of being a man for the exquisitely filled professional squad in the long run.
Daniliuc contract expired. Bayern would have liked to keep him, but the U21 international (two appearances for Austria) decided on a new adventure and moved to OGC Nice on a free transfer.
“There were several options. The decision was always about one topic: Which step will bring me the most? Where can I take the right development steps? Where can I get most of the time at the highest possible level?”, Daniliuc explained this week at Sport1. “According to these standards, I weighed up my advisors. It was a very conscious decision for Nice.”