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Real Madrid closely tracking 23-year-old speedster at Copa America

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Despite the difficulties Real Madrid have faced in trying to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, they have not lost interest in the Canadian player. 

In fact, according to Diario AS, Madrid continue to closely watch Davies’ performance in the Copa America and once his participation in the tournament ends, they will make another attempt to bring him on board.

It is important to note that Davies is currently under contract with Bayern Munich until 2025. Although Bayern are keen to extend his contract, negotiations have hit a roadblock due to disagreements over his salary. 

Because of this, they decided to keep him for the 2024/25 season even if he doesn’t sign a new deal, which means they risk losing him for free the following year.

Real Madrid have plans for Davies

Real Madrid, however, have clear plans for Davies, as the outlet suggests that he could become Madrid’s third summer signing this year after the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick. 

Furthermore, Madrid hope to include the left-back in their summer tour, but first, they need to finalise his acquisition. Right now, there is a sense of calm within the club regarding this situation. 

Alphonso Davies wants to join Real Madrid. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

This is because they believe they have time on their side because of the current contracts of their other left-backs, Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia. Mendy recently turned down a renewal offer, and Garcia has attracted interest from a Premier League club

This gives Madrid a window until 2025, when Davies’ contract with Bayern expires, allowing them to potentially sign him without needing to negotiate with the German club.

Madrid is confident and patient. They know they hold the advantage and are waiting for the Copa America to conclude before making their move. They are in no hurry but are steadily working towards securing Davies.

Real Madrid are doing their homework

What is intriguing to the Real Madrid staff is how well Davies has been performing in the Copa America. Despite losing their first match against Argentina, the Canadian team managed a draw against Chile and won against Peru, advancing to the next round. 

While Davies competes in the Copa America, Madrid have not forgotten about him. They are simply waiting for the right moment to renew their pursuit. 

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, have indicated that while they plan to keep Davies for another year, they would consider selling him if a good offer comes along. 

For Bayern, a “good offer” would start at around €50 million. However, Davies’ dream is to play for Real Madrid, and Madrid are keenly watching his development, ready to make their move when the time is right.

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Former Real Madrid defender breaks silence on possible return rumours

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Real Madrid’s left-back situation this summer is filled with intrigue. The futures of Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia are uncertain, while long-time target Alphonso Davies has yet to be signed.

Amidst this uncertainty, Miguel Gutierrez has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid, with the Castilla graduate impressing during his time at Girona.

Gutierrez opens up about potential homecoming

The 22-year-old left-back departed Real Madrid for Girona in the summer of 2022 for a modest fee of €4 million.

However, as is customary practice with many young academy graduates departing the club, Madrid astutely negotiated a 50% sell-on clause in his Girona contract.

The Merengues also integrated a cost-effective buyback option of just €8 million, making his potential return to the club this summer a stark possibility.

Gutierrez has done well at Girona. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Touching upon the possibility of a return, Gutierrez acknowledged Real Madrid’s buyback option, expressing his lifelong support for the club. However, he emphasized focusing on the present, particularly the upcoming Olympic Games.

“It is true that Real Madrid have a buyback option that depends on them, but I have always been a Real Madrid fan, and it is a pleasure for me to have my name appear there,” he told EFE Deportes.

“But this is something that must be left aside and focused on what matters now, which is the Olympic Games.”

As an underlapping full-back with tremendous qualities in possession, Gutierrez has the potential to offer something different compared to the likes of Mendy and Garcia.

However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid can get their hands on Davies, as his arrival would likely imperil the Spaniard’s chances of joining.

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