At this point, it is well-established that Real Madrid intend to go after the signing of Bayern Munich speedster Alphonso Davies in the summer transfer window.
The Canadian international has been on the radars of the Spanish capital club for a while now and they seem ready to pull the trigger on a move come the summer of 2024.
Boost for Real Madrid
What makes a move possible in the summer of next year is that Alphonso Davies’ contract with Bayern Munich expires in 2025.
And now, Fabrizio Romano (h/t The Madrid Zone) has reported that talks over a new deal between the defender and his current club are not going positively, which comes as a big boost for Los Merengues.
The report suggests that if things do not change, there is a concrete chance that Bayern Munich will end up selling Davies at the end of the season in order to avoid losing him for nothing in 2025.
As such, there is a solid possibility that the Canadian international will end up at Real Madrid come the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid need a new left-back
Even though Real Madrid signed Fran Garcia this past summer, there is a need for another new left-sided full-back.
Ferland Mendy continues to be plagued by fitness problems while his attacking output is not deemed good enough by those at the club.
Meanwhile, Garcia has had an inconsistent start to the campaign since returning after a stint at Rayo Vallecano.
Reports suggest that Real Madrid intend to offload Mendy at some point next year, considering that his contract also expires in 2025. It would create room for Davies to make the jump to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.