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Alphonso Davies addresses Real Madrid rumours after scoring at Bernabeu

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It is no secret at this point that Real Madrid are seriously interested in signing Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich in the summer.

The Canadian left-back has been identified as a key target by the Merengues’ recruitment department and groundwork has been laid for a deal.

With Davies’ contract at Bayern Munich expiring next year, Real Madrid hope to sign the versatile defender for a reasonable fee in the summer.

In fact, it has even been suggested that there may be a verbal agreement over personal terms between the two parties.

Alphonso Davies addresses future

Last night, Real Madrid got a good look at what Alphonso Davies can do as he scored a wonder-goal at the Santiago Bernabeu, almost ensuring Bayern Munich’s victory in the Champions League semi-finals.

A late brace from Joselu spoiled the party for the Canadian ace and his team, with Real Madrid prevailing in the end to book a place in the Wembley finals.

Davies was seen exchanging words with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti after the full-time whistle at the Santiago Bernabeu last night.

Teaming up next season? (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

After the match, Davies was asked about the rumours linking him to Real Madrid and whether he will be playing at the Santiago Bernabeu next season. In response, he said (h/t Fabrizio Romano):

“Will I play here at the Bernabéu next? Right now, my agent is talking to Bayern. Whatever happens, I’m very grateful to Bayern.”

Real Madrid happy to wait until 2025

It must be noted that even though Real Madrid are eager to sign Alphonso Davies in the summer, negotiations with Bayern Munich might not be straightforward.

As such, Los Blancos are prepared to wait until 2025 to sign the speedster when he will become a free agent.

Ferland Mendy’s resurgence this season means Real Madrid have some decisions to make with regard to the future of the left-back department, with Fran Garcia also waiting in the wings.

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Toni Kroos opens up on retirement decision – ‘I am sad at the moment’

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Real Madrid have the opportunity to make this a historic season by lifting their 15th UEFA Champions League title.

But even in the event Madrid gets their hands on the trophy, the conclusion of the season will leave a bittersweet feeling as Toni Kroos is set to depart the club.

The German midfielder was urged to continue plying his trade in the Spanish Capital for another season since his timeless quality is yet to fade away, but Kroos remained firm on his decision.

Kroos opens up about retirement

Now, reflecting on his imminent departure from the club he has played 464 games with, Kroos has opened up about how the decision came about and his thought process.

“I am sad at the moment. Something that defined me, that gave so much fun and gave me so many positive memories is coming to an end,” Kroos professed on his podcast.

Kroos plays his final home game for Real Madrid tomorrow. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

However, he claims there is a slight silver lining about the news becoming public, as there is no more pressure on him to constantly answer questions about his future and focus solely on finishing his career in the best way possible.

“I am happy that the news is out. It is a relief because a lot of people were speculating and I didn’t feel like answering questions about my future all the time,” Kroos claimed.

The veteran midfielder adds that retiring was never a clear-cut decision as his emotions fluctuated frequently.

“Retiring was never a 100-0 decision. The feelings swing in other directions, in the days at the end it was maybe a 80-20 or 70-30 decision. And that 30% is what makes you feel something,” he said.

Furthermore, Kroos reveals that he shared the news of his retirement to Ancelotti first and foremost, then relayed his decision to his teammates.

“I told Carlo [Ancelotti] first that I’m retiring. Then the club, then Luka [Modric], Fede [Valverde], Lucas [Vazquez]…” he exclaimed.

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