Over the past few weeks, rumours of Alphonso Davies leaving Bayern Munich in favour of Real Madrid in the summer of 2024 have been gaining weight.
Reports suggested that the 23-year-old speedster was leaning towards a move to the Santiago Bernabeu next year, with contract talks with the Bavarian giants not going positively.
Agent plays down talks
However, Davies’ agent Nedal Huoseh, who had played a role in igniting the speculations with his statements not very long ago, has played down the rumours in Spain, dubbing them as ‘inaccurate’.
Instead, the Canadian left-back’s agent stated that his client remains fully focused on Bayern Munich at this point.
“That’s inaccurate. Right now, Phonzy is at Bayern Munich, that’s where his focus is,” Huoseh told journalist Philipp Kessler.
While that may be the case, Fabrizio Romano recently reported that contract talks between Davies and Bayern Munich are not progressing very well.
Given that his current deal expires in 2025, if renewal talks do not go smoothly, the Bundesliga champions would be forced to cash in on their ace defender next summer, to avoid losing him for free a year later.
Bayern want to keep Davies
Despite the developing situation, Bayern Munich remain intent on holding on to Davies by handing him a new contract.
Earlier this week, the Bundesliga club’s president, Herbert Hainer, issued a hands-off warning for the Canadian international, as he said:
“He’s with us under contract until June 2025, he’s one of the best full-backs in the world. Of course, we want to keep Davies and I hope he wants to stay also.”
Real Madrid summer signing set to return to training soon – report
Real Madrid’s main goal heading into the summer transfer window was to wrap up the signing of Jude Bellingham amid massive interest from Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s City, especially, were ready to match and increase any salary Madrid offered, and were going strongly into the bidding war.
Eventually, Bellingham decided to join Madrid after they reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for €3 million.
However, following this, los blancos had to improvise a fair bit as Karim Benzema decided to leave the club to join Al-Ittihad on a free transfer. They were expecting him to continue for another season, at least, and it stumped their plans in the market.
In the next few weeks, Madrid chased forwards, and ended up signing Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and a certain Arda Guler, who was close to Barcelona before eventually ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Unfortunately for Madrid, he is yet to play a single minute for the club after picking up a serious injury in pre-season. Despite being on the bench for a couple of games, Guler suffered a relapse in training, and was sidelined again.
Now, reports from Yagiz Sabuncuoglu say that the Turkish international is close to returning to team training.
Guler has slowly, but surely, been recovering from his injury, and could take to the pitch for his first minutes with the club in the next few weeks as Madrid look for solutions after a month full of injuries.
With Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois all out until early 2024, Madrid have relied on Castilla for reinforcements, but could do with Guler’s services in their forward line.
That said, Carlo Ancelotti and co. are expected to be extremely cautious when it comes to the Turkish international. The slightest spell of poor man-management here could make or break the youngster’s career.