Alphonso Davies is one of the most high-profile names to be linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent times. The Canadian international has been a key part of Bayern Munich's team for several years now but his future in Bavaria is in doubt, with his current deal running out in the summer of 2025. Contract extension talks are believed to be complicated.
Bayern Munich saw David Alaba leave the club as a free agent to join Real Madrid. They surely would not want a repeat of that situation with Davies.
So, if Bayern Munich are not able to agree an extension with Davies, it is very possible that the club could make him available for transfer next summer. And that could open a window of opportunity for Real Madrid to sign a player they have been linked with for such a long time.
There have been conflicting rumours about Davies' situation at Bayern Munich. But the Canadian international himself has now opened up about the matter.
Davies makes Bayern Munich claim amid Real Madrid rumours
"I feel very comfortable here. I play in an incredible team at one of the absolute top clubs in Europe. I stay focused and give everything for the team and our fans."
Of course, that does not mean that Davies could not end up leaving Bayern Munich in the near future. But it does seem that his chances of extending with the Bundesliga club might not be as low as once believed.
It is worth pointing out though that Davies' career has stagnated a bit in recent years. He has not quite had the meteoric rise that he was expected to.
It is clear that Real Madrid need to sign a long-term left-back sooner or later, especially with Ferland Mendy expected to leave next summer. Someone like Davies would fit that role perfectly. But it is expected to take a significant transfer fee and wages to sign him from Bayern Munich.