Christoph Freund is a busy man at Bayern Munich for the next few weeks. The Austrian sporting director is gearing up for his first transfer window with Die Roten. The transfer business has started on a good note as he helped the club complete the deal for Bryan Zaragoza.
With Bayern expected to be busy in January, Freund will be holding discussions with agents and clubs to strengthen Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Along with getting deals for new signings over the line, Freund is also working on contract extensions of key players in the squad.
Bayern recently announced contract extensions for Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich. The Bavarian club has also opened talks with Leroy Sane and Alphonso Davies, while negotiations with Thomas Muller over a new deal are set to commence soon. It does look like talks with Davies are going to test Freund and Bayern’s resolve.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern are facing complex negotiations with Alphonso Davies. The Canadian full-back is looking for a wage packet of around €10-13 million per year. However, Die Roten are not yet convinced to meet those demands from Davies. It does look like there may be an impasse in talks between both parties.
Bayern may have to sell Davies in the summer if they fail to reach an agreement over a new deal. Davies’ current deal in Munich expires at the end of the 2024/25 campaign. Real Madrid are showing concrete interest in Davies, with few reports suggesting that talks have already taken place between the player’s representatives and the Spanish club.
Davies has been a consistent performer for Bayern ever since moving into the left-back position. Despite primarily being a wide player, Alphonso Davies has steadily established himself as one of the best left-backs in Europe. He has been Die Roten’s first-choice left-back for the past three seasons.
Hasan Salihamidzic had reportedly agreed a new deal with the representatives of Davies earlier this year. However, Salihamidzic’s sacking at the end of the season made sure that all parties had to sit down again to negotiate a new deal. In the meantime, Real Madrid’s interest in Davies has become concrete.
It will be a massive blow for Bayern if they lose Davies to Real Madrid. He will effectively be their first-choice left-back for the next decade. There is still a long way to go, but the current impasse does suggest that Davies’ departure in the summer is more than a possibility.