Bayern Munich board vetoed Max Eberl’s contract offer for Alphonso Davies

Bayern Munich board intervened to stop the contract renewal of Alphonso Davies after Max Eberl had made a favourable new offer to the defender.
Bayern Munich board vetoed against Max Eberl’s contract offer for Alphonso Davies.
Bayern Munich board vetoed against Max Eberl’s contract offer for Alphonso Davies. / Daniel Kopatsch/GettyImages

The contract saga of Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich had another twist last week. Bayern are ready to allow Davies to go into the next season with 12 months left on his contract. The Canadian full-back can negotiate with interested clubs during the winter transfer window.

According to The Athletic, Max Eberl had found an agreement with Davies’ representatives regarding a new contract. Eberl had improved the offer made in March. He offered a salary between €14-16 million with a substantial signing-on bonus. Davies had accepted this offer, but the board refused to sanction this contract offer.

Bayern are ready to risk losing Davies on a free transfer next summer. Despite a contract stand-off, Bayern and Vincent Kompany consider Davies a crucial player for next season. Things may change next season, and a contract renewal for the Canadian left-back is not completely ruled out.

Real Madrid reportedly had a verbal agreement over two possible contracts with Davies. The Spanish club is keen on signing Davies when his contract expires at Bayern. They will get this opportunity next summer since Bayern have allowed the situation to escalate.

Davies will attract interest from other big clubs if he runs down his contract at Bayern. Despite an indifferent campaign, Davies remains one of the best left-backs in Europe. He has achieved a lot with Bayern even before entering the peak years of his career.

Kompany is reportedly a big admirer of Davies. The Belgian wants Davies to stay in Munich, which suggests that Bayern will not push the Canadian defender out of the door during the summer. Unless Real Madrid or another interested club make a mammoth offer for Davies, he is likely to stay in Munich for next season.

Bayern have identified AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez as a replacement for Davies in case a transfer materializes this summer. The French full-back is open to joining Bayern, but negotiations are yet to take place between the two clubs. Bayern may return for Hernandez next summer when Davies leaves Munich on a free transfer.


The Bavarian club is currently working on incomings. They clinched the signing of Hiroki Ito from VfB Stuttgart last week to strengthen the defense. Die Roten are also working on deals to sign Jonathan Tah and Joao Palhinha, while they have also contacted Crystal Palace to explore a transfer for Michael Olise. Bayern want to conclude most of their transfer business before the start of the pre-season training.