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Real Madrid target ‘not for sale’, current club want to renew player beyond 2025



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Earlier today, reports in Spanish media emerged claiming that Real Madrid had made the decision to go after the signing of Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies in the summer of 2024.

The 22-year-old left-back has established himself as one of the best in his position across Europe over the past couple of seasons. Davies has made a huge impression with his pace, dynamism and attacking contributions on the left side.

Real Madrid have emerged as admirers of the Canadian international and the report suggested that Los Blancos will make a move for him in the summer of 2024, as there is a lack of depth in the left-back position.

But, according to BILD, Bayern Munich have no intention whatsoever of losing their prized asset and instead, are hoping to renew Davies’ contract beyond 2025. Hence, essentially, the 22-year-old is not for sale as things stand.

Davies signed for the Bavarians in January 2019 and has since made over 100 appearances and been directly involved in 27 goals.

The German champions handed him a new contract in April 2020, extending his stay until the summer of 2025.

The report states that Real Madrid assume his current value to be around €100 million, which they are unwilling to pay. Hence, Los Blancos wanted to wait until 2024, when he will be entering the final year of his deal, before making a move.

However, Bayern Munich will move to take that option off the table by handing Davies another extension, as they see him as an integral part of the club’s present and future.

So, Real Madrid’s hopes of landing Davies might not lead to anything, if Bayern Munich hold firm on their stance.

The Merengues are also looking at the prospect of re-signing Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano, which would be a much more feasible operation considering they own 50% of the player’s rights.

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Canadian international says playing against Luka Modric was a ‘lesson’ for him



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Real Madrid are blessed to have the services and loyalty of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. The duo have run the show in the Merengues’ midfield for close to a decade and continue to deliver flawless performances to date.

Of the two, however, it is the Croatian who deserves the higher credit. The veteran is now 37 years of age, yet dominates the middle of the park with grace and poise like none other.

Stephen Estuaqio, an FC Porto player and Canada International, spoke earlier this week about why he considered Luka Modric to be a special player and compared him with Kevin de Bruyne to support his stance.

“I played against De Bruyne, but I ran behind Modrić. I couldn’t play against him. It’s crazy how he dictates the game and controls everything. It was a lesson for me,” he said on The 90th minute on Youtube.

With his contract running out next season, Real Madrid are looking to renew his deal by one year come June. Yet, it is difficult to see him continue beyond next season and his imminent departure will mark the end of an era at the club.

Thus, Modric could be an altered role come next season. With a young midfielder, possibly Jude Bellingham set to arrive, the veteran could move into a mentorship role with the occasional appearance in big games.

This season, however, Carlo Ancelotti will continue to use him as one of the backbones of the side and deploy the maestro in the must-win fixtures coming up later this month.

At 37 years of age, Modric has started 16 La Liga games over 24 appearances this season in the competition. He has scored four goals and provided three assists in that process in addition to creating eight big chances with an average of 1.8 key passes per game.

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