Bayern Munich have yet to hit top gear in the 2023 season but find themselves just 2 points off the top of the Bundesliga and top of their Champions League group after a combative 2-1 win away in Copenhagen last night.
The Canadian international has quickly established himself as one of the best defenders in world football, and at just 22 years of age, his best years are ahead of him. Bayern are one of the premier destinations in Europe, but keeping hold of Davies may prove difficult when teams come calling.
Earlier this summer we heard that Real Madrid had made Davies their priority target for the 2024 summer transfer window, and that would mark the second summer in a row where they’ve targeted one of the best players in Germany, following the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.
Alphonso Davies’s agent confirms there are plenty of teams interested
Davies’ representative Nick Huoseh has been talking about Alphonso’s future recently, and Football insider Fabrizio Romano had the quote in his morning briefing today:
"“There is interest from many teams. I’m sure that Real Madrid could be one of the clubs that would like to sign Davies. There are several Premier League clubs too, they all want to have one of the best left-backs in the world. We’ll see what happens.”"
Alphonso Davies has been with Bayern since crossing the Atlantic from the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018 and has a contract that runs out in June 2025. When a player of his caliber enters the final year of his contract, the sharks start circling in the hope they can convince him to seek a new adventure.
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As Romano notes, there has been a lot of change at Bayern in the last six months and before they can solidify a new deal for Davies, they need to offer some clarity from the management group. Hasan Salihamidzic had reportedly agreed a contract extension with Davies, but he was sacked at the end of the last season. The new sporting director will look open talks with Davies and once again reach an agreement. Players want to feel settled in their environment, and Bayern historically has been a very stable club.
The good news for Bayern is that there are no reports of Alphonso Davies being unhappy or bored in Germany. He’s also had an extremely successful run with Die Roten over the last few years.
He can count 5 German Championships, 1 Fifa Club World Cup, 1 Uefa Supercup, 1 Champions League, 3 German Supercups, and 2 German Cups among his trophies.
You always feel confident about batting away the interest from the Premier League, but when Real Madrid get involved, they can turn some heads. We’ll see what happens, but hopefully, Davies is with Bayern for a long time.