With the European January transfer window now wide open, the rumour mill is predictably full of both sensible, but also weird and wild speculation about potential club deals involving the obviously well known, and big name players, and Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies is back in the headlines.
This one falls under the ‘sensible’ category as it is not the first time the 23 year old Ghanaian born, but now 44 capped Canadian international has been linked with them given his impressive performances for the German Bundesliga giants. It also makes some sense from a financial perspective given their outlay to Tottenham Hotspur last summer on England international striker Harry Kane, as whilst they have previously spent big – Kane was the first true 100 million Euro deal they have done.
Davies remains under contract to them until the summer of June 2025, and added to the fact that he has played in all but one domestic league match so far this year, and started all six of their Champions League games, they certainly will not let him go easy, and if Los Blancos have a real interest in him they will have to pay a premium.
Despite having reported interest from the Brazilian national team, Real manager Carlo Ancelotti recently committed his more immediate future to his current club side, signing a new deal that runs until the summer of 2026 and so far this campaign, he has largely rotated between France’s 28 year old Ferland Mendy, and Spanish 24 year old Fran Garcia in the left back spot this year, but the implication is he is not entirely happy with either – and Davies could be a potential solve.
Having only lifted the Copa del Rey last season, Italian Ancelotti is looking towards the future and how he can rebuild the squad to better help them to get back to success, and if rumour mill speculation is true, they are still heavily targeting French international Kylian Mbappe who has long been on their preferred short list.
Davies is potentially a far more easily achievable option right now, particularly in the January transfer window, but if reports are to be believed they are looking for a sign from him – ie end the current contract negotiations at Bayern to show he is open to a move.
That seems trite, as if Real have an interest they know they have to log an acceptable offer and just accept Davies will play the two offers together for his own best interests as he sees them.
It is highly likely nothing will happen this month, but the summer could be a different story, and as all football fans know, even if he agrees a new deal the only thing that actually stands for is a new release fee.