Real Madrid make a shocking U-turn with Alphonso Davies transfer

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If you asked any Real Madrid fan a few weeks ago about Real Madrid's chances of repeating this season's success next time out they would've said "duh, with Alphonso Davies at the back, we can only improve." This was the consensus and even Bayern Munich fans were preparing for the seemingly inevitable Alphonso Davies transfer.

However, in the last week, not much has been said about the Alphonso Davies transfer to Real Madrid. Of course, this could have easily been put down to Real Madrid's priorities being elsewhere, with the UEFA Champions League final upcoming.

Real Madrid make a shocking U-turn with Alphonso Davies transfer

A recent report from COPE, though, suggests that Real Madrid could be having second thoughts about the Alphonso Davies transfer chase. The Spanish outlet claims that Real Madrid have "slammed the door" on signing Davies or Leny Yoro and instead, they will focus on the development of young players Rafa Marín and Miguel Gutiérrez, at least for this summer.

Admittedly, this is a surprise. Given that Alphonso Davies runs out of contract at Bayern Munich in the summer of 2025, this summer is the ultimate opportunity to sign him at his cheapest price. As one of the most organised clubs in European football, Bayern are not likely to let the Canadian run down his contract so they are either poised to sell him this summer or extend his contract.

If Real Madrid's plans are to save money by signing Davies next summer on a free deal, I wouldn't hold high hopes. Bayern Munich are well aware of the interest and while the player is likely to dream of a Real Madrid transfer (just like every player), Bayern will do everything in their power to at least generate some money from it.

Still, it is good news that Carlo Ancelotti is focused on prioritising the development of his young players. After all, the Italian boss famously said that this current Real Madrid squad, after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League final, is the “the best squad I’ve ever had in my career” (TNT Sports).

Therefore, Ancelotti will be in no rush to sign world-class reinforcements, particularly if they could hinder the growth of his current players. With Endrick arriving this summer and Kylian Mbappe expected to arrive, Ancelotti already has his work cut out for him, playing Tetris with the current starting lineup.


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