The defeat against Werder Bremen a few days ago rang changes in the starting XI at Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel was disappointed with the difference in training performances and game during the 1-0 defeat against Bremen. Alphonso Davies was one of the players that were on the bench after the game against Werder Bremen.
The Canadian left-back is enduring a difficult campaign at Bayern. There has been a dip in his performances, which has coincidently gone hand in hand with the contract negotiations. The club chiefs are also reportedly not happy with Davies’ performances on the pitch.
It was not surprising to see Davies dropped for the game against Union Berlin since Raphael Guerreiro has been in good form. The Canadian was restored to the starting XI against Augsburg due to injuries. He bounced back against Augsburg by delivering a good performance, which also included scoring Die Roten’s second goal.
The next six months will see significant speculation around Davies’ future as Bayern continue to hold talks with his representatives. While talking to Kicker over the weekend, Davies tried to play down the speculation by insisting that he feels settled in Munich.
"“I feel very comfortable here. I'm playing in an incredible team, for one of the absolute top clubs in Europe.""- Alphonso Davies
Davies also glowingly remembered about the treble-winning campaign with Bayern during the same interview. The Canadian full-back also insisted that his game is much more refined now than it was four years ago.
Despite a dip in performances this season, Davies is a top player that Bayern should try to keep for a long time. He is still 23, so the best years of his career are ahead of him. In an ideal scenario, Davies will be Die Roten’s left-back for the next decade.
Reports in Germany have suggested that talks between Davies and Bayern are complex due to player’s wage demands. Christoph Freund is optimistic about keeping Davies at the club as more rounds of talks are set to take place in the coming months. Real Madrid’s interest in Davies looks concrete, so it will be an interesting summer if Bayern fail to extend his contract by the end of the season.
With the winter transfer window coming to an end, Bayern’s focus will be on contract renewals over the next couple of months. Along with Davies, Die Roten also need to sort out the futures of Leroy Sane and Joshua Kimmich. The Bavarian club is reportedly planning to make difficult decisions in the summer, so all negotiations may not end up with new deals.