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Real Madrid exiting winger wanted more money and more minutes at club – report

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Real Madrid confirmed Marco Asensio’s departure in an official statement yesterday. The Spanish winger leaves Santiago Bernabeu after eight years at the club with three UEFA Champions League titles and three La Liga trophies to his name.

The official announcement marks the end of a long-drawn renewal saga for Real Madrid that began last summer. At that time, the transaction did not go through because of a difference of opinion over the financial terms between Real Madrid and the player.

According to reports from Arancha Rodriguez (h/t Madrid Xtra), a similar hurdle triggered the player’s exit from the Merengues this time. Asensio wanted a higher salary on his new contract than Real Madrid offered, and the club refused to entertain his demand.

His sporting situation, needless to say, was the second factor that put the final nail in the coffin. The Spaniard wanted assured playing time and a starting role if he stayed, something Carlo Ancelotti could not guarantee.

The 27-year-old played no small part in Real Madrid’s 2022/23 season, scoring nine goals and providing six assists in 30 La Liga appearances. Further, he averaged 1.4 key passes per game and created nine big chances in that duration.

Though he started just 15 times in La Liga, Asensio averaged 47 minutes per game across his 30 appearances. His sporting situation was not half as bad as he claimed, and it is thus possible that a discrepancy over the financial terms indeed broke the talks down.

The 27-year-old is said to be nearing a move to Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent this summer where he will link up with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. The Parisians assure him of a starting role and possibly a larger paycheck than Real Madrid.

Sunday night’s clash against Athletic Club de Bilbao will be Asensio’s final appearance in the white colours. It remains to be seen if Carlo Ancelotti awards him a start on his special night.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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