Real Madrid do not appear to be planning to make any further additions to the squad in the January transfer window, despite their lack of depth and the long list of injuries they are dealing with at the moment. One player currently on the sidelines is David Alaba, who suffered an ACL injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. He could miss the start of the next campaign as well, depending on how recovery goes.
Alaba might end up helping Real Madrid sign one of their long-term transfer targets next summer though. It is one of his former Bayern Munich teammates, Alphonso Davies.
Davies is still at Bayern Munich and has a contract there until the summer of 2025. The two parties seem to be having a difficult time when it comes to agreeing terms on an extension though and the Canadian's future at the club is now in doubt.
Bayern Munich will surely not want to see Davies leave as a free agent, like Alaba did. So, that could open the door to a move to Real Madrid next summer.
Alaba trying to convince €70m player to join Real Madrid
As reported by CaughtOffside, Christian Falk wrote in his latest Fact Files column:
"The talks with Alphonso Davies are not very far along at the moment."
Falk further went on to add regarding the matter:
"David Alaba and Davies are obviously good friends and the former is of course speaking of how great Real Madrid is. Don’t forget that Madrid can also pay a big salary! I think there’s a big chance for Real Madrid at the moment."
To be very honest, although nothing should ever be ruled out in football, all the signs appear to be indicating that Davies could be leaving Bayern Munich next summer. Of course, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in him.
The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with Davies as well. And if it becomes clear that he will leave Bayern Munich, one would expect more clubs to join the race for one of the best left-backs in world football.