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Real Madrid left-back target putting pressure on his current team, asking for a €15 million package

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Rumours regarding Alphonso Davies’ potential move to Real Madrid are now gathering steam and a report from SPORT BILD (h/t AS) has claimed that the Canadian international is putting pressure on Bayer Munich by asking for a total salary of €15 million in order to sign a new deal.

To secure the continued services of the 23-year-old and ward off interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich are now being forced to make a substantial effort because the young full-back wants to be placed within the top ranks of the squad’s salary structure.

Bayern are trying, and trying hard

It is to be noted that Bayern have been trying to extend Davies’ contract, which expires in 2025, for a long time. 

Earlier this year, the Bavarians proposed an annual sum of €12 million, but negotiations hit a snag following the departure of the then sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic.

The responsibility of striking a deal with Davies now falls on Christoph Freund, the new head of the Bayern Munich sports department. But now, the dynamics have shifted, as he is now seeking an increased financial package.

Alphonso Davies’ ongoing contract with Bayern Munich runs out in 2025. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Right now, there is no hustle but the player is expected to talk to Bayern in the summer.

Where are Real Madrid in this?

The summer transfer of 2024 promises to be a captivating soap opera, with Real Madrid strategically targeting a left-back to bolster their squad and maintain a strong attacking presence.

The Los Blancos are well aware of the interest shown by Davies as conveyed through his representative’s statements. The club anticipates engaging in negotiations with Bayern Munich when the time is right, hoping for a response reminiscent of the situation with Kroos in 2014.

Back then, Bayern opted not to extend Kroos’ contract, and with just one year remaining, a transfer was arranged at a reasonable price of €25 million.

The record European champions are aiming for a similar scenario this time, with the approval of Carlo Ancelotti, who has communicated to the club that Davies is his preferred choice to reinforce the left-back position in 2024.

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Bundesliga title-winner ‘is ready for Real Madrid’, says former German great

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Speaking in an interview with Sport BILD (h/t AS), Germany legend Michael Ballack has claimed that Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz is ready to play for Real Madrid.

Wirtz is a player that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring for a while now, with the German sensation being seen as a long-term replacement for Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement yesterday.

A move for Wirtz is being planned for the summer of 2025 and Ballack believes that the Bundesliga title winner with Leverkusen is ready for the big move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Wirtz is ready for Real Madrid,” said Ballack.

“In terms of football, Wirtz can definitely play for Real Madrid. You can also see it in Jude Bellingham after his move from BVB: when you play with even better players, you become even better,” he added.

The Toni Kroos replacement? (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that runs until the summer of 2027. As things stand, the new German champions have no intentions of selling their prized asset this year.

However, there appears to be an acceptance that the German international will be on the move in 2025.

Other top clubs like Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested, but Real Madrid are likely to beat them in the race should it come down to that next year.

A move for Wirtz, though, could cost in excess of €100 million for Real Madrid should they do indeed decide to proceed with his signing next year.

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