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Real Madrid prepared to wait until 2025 to sign €60 million-rated target for free

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As has been well-established by now, Real Madrid have a concrete interest in signing Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies in the summer transfer window.

Personal terms are not expected to be an issue with the Canadian left-back himself understood to be keen on moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, negotiations with Bayern Munich could prove to be an issue as they will play hardball over the transfer fee even though Davies has only one year left on his contract and does not plan on signing a renewal.

Real Madrid prepared to wait until 2025

Now, Fabrizio Romano has come up with an update on Real Madrid’s stance as far as their pursuit of Alphonso Davies is concerned.

As per the Italian transfer expert, Real Madrid would ideally prefer to sign Davies from Bayern Munich in the upcoming summer transfer window itself.

However, if the Bavarian giants set a steep asking price of around €60-70 million for the Canadian international, the Merengues are prepared to wait for him until next year.

Davies’ contract expires in 2025. (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images)

As mentioned earlier, Davies’ contract with the Bundesliga heavyweights expires in 2025 and with a renewal out of the question, he would be available for free next year.

And, Real Madrid would have no problems waiting until the summer of 2025 to snap up the left-back in a free transfer rather than paying a sum of €60-70 million for the speedster this year.

What would that mean for Ferland Mendy?

It must be noted that Real Madrid already have two reliable left-backs in Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia.

It has been widely suggested that Mendy, whose contract expires in 2025, will be sold this summer to make room for Davies as there is no place for both in the team.

However, the Frenchman is not looking to leave and is eager to stay on, with manager Carlo Ancelotti also in favour of that.

Should Real Madrid postpone the signing of Davies until 2025, it would likely lead to Mendy staying at the club, at least for another year.

*Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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