Bayern make Alphonso Davies decision that will CONFUSE Real Madrid

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2024 12:54 CDT
  • 3 min read
Alphonso Davies, Real Madrid
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Bayern Munich are ready to allow Alphonso Davies to leave for free next year, according to German media.

The transfer saga surrounding the Canadian full-back has entered a new phase. Davies has been linked with Real Madrid since late 2023 due to his contract expiring in 2025.

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Los Blancos view the 23-year-old as an ideal upgrade for the left side of their defence, though they are not willing to break the bank on him after Ferland Mendy enjoyed an impressive campaign in the bygone season.

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After the relationship between Bayern and Davies broke down in the spring, there has been a rapprochement of sorts since the appointment of Vincent Kompany, with Bayern adding bonus payments to their original salary offer of €13 million per season.

Despite this, there is still a discrepancy between Davies' alleged demands of €20m and the money currently on the table from Bayern. Previously, the Bavarians' stance had been that the Canadian would be put up for sale if the two parties did not agree on fresh terms, but this stance has now been changed, it seems.

Alphonso Davies
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Davies to leave for free

According to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg, Bayern have decided that they are willing to take the risk of Davies leaving the club for nothing next summer. The Bavarians will not force a sale this year even if the left-back refuses to pen a new contract.

This is due to Real Madrid still not having made any official, formal approach for the player. Previously, it was reported that Los Blancos, who have been in contact with the player's camp since at least October 2023, had told Davies to reject any and all offers.

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It seems that this tactic is now paying dividends, although it will certainly come as a surprise to the Los Blancos brass given how adamant Bayern had been that they would not allow Davies to leave on a free transfer.

Bayern are now willing to head into the new season with Davies' uncertain contract situation and then go from there. Coach Kompany views him as a key player and Bayern are willing to return to the negotiating table should the Canadian show a marked improvement on last season, though even then they will likely be reluctant to meet his €20m demand.

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