Bayern Munich reach agreement with Real Madrid transfer target

Bayern Munich sporting director Max Erbel recently reached an agreement with a Real Madrid transfer target, but the momentum plummeted soon after...
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Unfortunately, it has become advantage Bayern Munich in the race for a priority Real Madrid transfer target. Over the last few days, Real Madrid fans have seen themselves losing hope about signing a player from the Bavarian side.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Bayern Munich would like to keep ahold of Alphonso Davies for the 2024/25 season, despite the Canada international entering the final year of his contract. This means that Real Madrid would have to wait a minimum of one season before they could make any progress on their own transfer negotiations.

Well, if today's reports are anything to go by, then Bayern Munich are edging closer to diminishing any final hope held by Real Madrid...

Bayern Munich reach agreement with Real Madrid transfer target

According to an update by The Athletic (h/t MiaSanMia), Bayern Munich sporting director Max Erbel has improved his previous terms offered to Alphonso Davies to between €14m-€16m salary per year, which Davies had accepted. However, the deal is not yet finalised as Bayern officials stepped in to reject the contract offer. From Bayern's perspective, they are still willing to let Davies leave for free next year.

Either way, it is not good for Real Madrid fans who expected Alphonso Davies to sign this summer. There was an agreement between Alphonso Davies and Max Erbel but the agreement could not become official before Bayern officials rejected the terms.

What this does show is that Alphonso Davies is not "Real Madrid or nothing". This has proven that he CAN be bought by Bayern Munich, for the right terms. So, should Real Madrid start looking elsewhere?

Well, the answer depends on how desperate Carlo Ancelotti is for a new left-back. Ferland Mendy and his counterpart Fran Garcia both impressed throughout 2023/25, demonstrating there is no immediate need to bring in reinforcements. However, from Ancelotti's perspective, it is likely that this was the least perfected position in his otherwise perfect squad. The standards are high, after all.

In other news, former Real Madrid player Theo Hernandez has made clear his dream about returning to the Spanish capital one day. Now bossing it at AC Milan, Hernandez would be a good option to bring back, at the right price. But again, it will all come down to how Ancelotti prioritises this position. It is reassuring to know there are options, regardless.


Where do you think Alphonso Davies will play next season?