Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies is one of the most talked-about names to join Real Madrid in the summer of 2024.
The Canadian full-back’s contract with the Bavarians expires in 2025 and renewal talks have not started. Given this situation, speculations are rife that the 23-year-old could be on his way to Real Madrid next summer.
Bayern concerned about Real Madrid
Not only that, but as per reports relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Bayern Munich are worried about Davies’ situation, as they fear that Real Madrid might steal him away next summer given his current contract situation.
The Bundesliga champions wish to renew Davies’ contract and the possibility is not entirely ruled out, but the left-back is seeking a substantial increase in his salary.
It must be remembered that David Alaba left Bayern for Real Madrid in similar circumstances, albeit the Austrian joined on a free transfer.
And there is a sense of fear that a similar story could enfold with Davies.
As such, if contract talks do not progress well, reports in Germany are not ruling out the possibility of Bayern selling the left-back, with a fee of €50 million being talked about.
Real Madrid intent on Davies
Real Madrid are looking for full-backs to strengthen their squad next season and Davies is one of the most liked players at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With Ferland Mendy likely to be sold, possibly as early as the January transfer window, the Merengues will need a new left-back, especially with Fran Garcia not making an impression since arriving last summer.
Davies, thus, has been earmarked as the main target for the left-back position and with contract talks not progressing with Bayern, the possibility of a transfer looms large.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.