It is no secret that Real Madrid need to sign a long-term left-back soon. Ferland Mendy has been doing well lately but one cannot ignore his injury history. There have been rumours that the club are open to seeing the Frenchman leave next summer. On the other hand, Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich is believed to be their number one target in that position.
For a long time, Real Madrid have been viewed as Davies' most likely destination next summer. His current deal with Bayern Munich runs out in 2025 and an extension has not been agreed yet.
Bayern Munich surely would not be keen to potentially see Davies leave as a free agent, like David Alaba did a few years back. So, the exit door could open up next summer if an extension is not agreed by then.
Most fans had been viewing Real Madrid as heavy favourites to sign Davies. But things appear to have taken an unexpected twist, as him staying at Bayern Munich now looks a real possibility.
Major twist in Davies to Real Madrid transfer saga
In a Q&A session for The Athletic, David Ornstein said when asked about Real Madrid being favourites to sign Davies:
"The Madrid interest is well documented, but the last I heard, the Bayern Munich new-contract proposal was superior, so unless that has changed or does subsequently, the expectation is that Davies will renew."
That certainly changes the entire view of the Davies situation. It turns out that Real Madrid are not the most likely destination for Davies next season. Instead, the expectation is for him to renew his contract with Bayern Munich.
To be honest, Davies' career at club level seems to have stagnated a bit in recent years. He quite simply has not made the progress that was expected of him. In fact, there are many who believe that he was a better player some years back than he is today.
So, Davies could do with a change in scenery. And a club like Real Madrid would be perfect for him. Yet, it looks like staying at Bayern Munich is the most likely outcome of this saga.