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Real Madrid full-back target’s agent plays down transfer rumours: “That’s where his focus is”

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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.

Alphonso Davies is a key target for Real Madrid. (Photo by SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)

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.”

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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