Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies expected to return against Freiburg

Alphonso Davies is reportedly fit enough to play for Bayern Munich against Freiburg on Friday after spending last few weeks on the sidelines due to injury.
Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies is set to be available for the clash against Freiburg.
Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies is set to be available for the clash against Freiburg. / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

The last couple of months have been brutal for Bayern Munich in terms of results and injuries. They have lost ground in the Bundesliga title race as Bayer Leverkusen lead the points table by eight points. Thomas Tuchel has been without several players in key positions due to injuries in the first two months of Ruckrunde.

Alphonso Davies has been one of the Bayern players who missed the crucial phase in February. The Canadian full-back has been out of action since the start of February due to a ligament strain. However, Davies is now close to making a return back to action.

According to TZ, Davies is working hard to make his return for Bayern against Freiburg on Friday. The Canadian left-back has been training with the first team since last weekend. He is confident about making a return to the starting XI after completing his recovery from injury.

The return of Davies will give a good selection headache to Thomas Tuchel. Raphael Guerreiro has done a fine job in the left-back role during the absence of Davies. The Portuguese left-back was particularly impressive in the win against RB Leipzig as he contributed at both ends of the pitch.

Davies will most likely get minutes from the bench against Freiburg. He can also be an option in the attack since Die Roten are already without Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry due to injuries. The Canadian can play on the left flank if the situation demands.

Bayern are also hoping to get clarity regarding the long-term future of Davies. The Canadian defender has less than 18 months left on his contract. Real Madrid reportedly have a verbal agreement with Davies for a transfer in either 2024 or 2025. The Bavarian club is unaware of an agreement between Davies and Real Madrid.

With Max Eberl taking over negotiations, Bayern are expected to hold further talks with Davies in the coming weeks. Die Roten will certainly want a new deal that is financially feasible as they do not want to break the bank to extend Davies’ contract. If there is no agreement by the end of the season, Davies will be sold in the summer.

For now, Davies will focus on getting back to his best on the pitch. The 23-year-old defender has struggled for consistency this season. He was looking better just before getting injured at the start of February. Davies would be eager to end the season with a trophy since there is a good chance that it could be his last campaign in Bavaria.