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.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.