New Bayern left back target revealed as Davies Real Madrid move edges closer

Peter Staunton
  • 24 Feb 2024 09:01 CST
  • 3 min read
Theo Hernandez AC Milan

Bayern Munich have put Theo Hernandez on their list of possible replacements for Alphonso Davies, according to a report in Germany.

The AC Milan left back and vice captain is under contract at San Siro until 2026 and the club could be forced to cash in during the next transfer window.

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Hernandez, 26, spent time as a young player at both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid and has established himself as one of the world’s best full backs since moving to Milan in a deal worth up to €20 million in 2019.

He was part of the France team which played in the 2022 World Cup final and was crowned a Serie A winner back in 2021.

Hernandez one of the best left backs in the world

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the Frenchman in the recent past but it looks like Bayern could move in and take their chance at signing him.

It was reported at the time of Premier League interest that Milan could settle for a deal around €60m.

Hernandez is a regular provider of goals and assists for the Rossoneri, chipping in with 28 goals and 36 assists throughout 199 matches.

While there is institutional uncertainty around Bayern currently, with coach Thomas Tuchel set to depart and a new sporting director - Max Eberl - not coming in until next month, the club is nonetheless fully focussed on solving an emerging problem at left back.

Alphonso Davies Bayern
© IMAGO - Alphonso Davies Bayern

Alphonso Davies is out of contract in 2025 and there has not yet been a breakthrough in talks over a new deal. The 23-year-old Canadian expects to be among the club’s top earners but it has been reported that Bayern are refusing to be held to ransom in contract talks.

As such, there has been rampant speculation that the left-sider could move to Real Madrid this summer in order to gain as much transfer value as possible.

That would leave a left-back starting slot available in the Bayern lineup for next season with Hernandez now among the contenders to move, according to Sky Sports Germany.

“[Theo Hernandez] is on FC Bayern's list as a possible replacement for Alphonso Davies,” wrote reporter Florian Plettenberg on X, formerly Twitter. “Among other candidates. Also, because Hernandez is versatile on the left side.

“Nothing concrete at this stage. But Bayern are already preparing a solution. Finding a decision in the poker game for Davies is one of the first major tasks for the new duo Eberl/Freund. Hernandez, one of the best left defenders in the world at this stage. Contract with AC Milan is valid until 2026.”

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