Bayern Munich respond to Real Madrid interest in Alphonso Davies
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has stated the club have little interest in selling Alphonso Davies amid transfer interest from European rivals Real Madrid.
Having made a name for himself as a teen prodigy in Major League Soccer with Vancouver Whitecaps, Davies made the switch to Europe with Bayern in January 2019 and has been a key player almost ever since - his breakout 2019/20 season coincided with Champions League glory.
Even at the age of just 23, Ghanaian-born Davies, whose family emigrated to Canada when he was five-years-old, can already lay claim to being arguably the greatest Canadian player of all time.
90min reported last month that Bayern are keen to secure Davies to a new long-term contract. Real Madrid have been monitoring the progress of his talks with the German giants, while Chelsea and Manchester City are also being kept informed of his situation.
Bayern are determined not to lose him, with Hainer telling reporters in Munich just that.
"He's with us under contract until June 2025, he's one of the best full-backs in the world. Of course we want to keep Davies and I hope he also wants to stay," the president explained.
But Davies staying with Bayern isn't clear cut just yet. 90min reported in early November that the Bundesliga champions fear an approach from Madrid come the summer, at which point Davies will only have one year left on his contract in Munich. As for Davies himself, he has been willing to hold talks with Bayern but is seeking a salary befitting his status as perhaps the best left-back in the world.
Madrid have been forced to use Eduardo Camavinga as a stand-in left-back semi-regularly over the past 18 months, something the Frenchman has openly admitted he is not that happy with. The Spanish giants would also be willing to move on Ferland Mendy, who has often struggled with injuries since joining the club from Lyon in 2020. The foundations for a Davies approach are being laid.
The Canadian's agent, Nick Huoseh, also recently fuelled the possibility of a Madrid transfer.
"There is interest from many teams. I read the same articles on the internet, but in the end we will see what happens in the coming months," Huoseh said to 365 Scores recently. "I am sure that Real Madrid can be one of the clubs that would like to sign Davies, along with several English Premier League clubs. They all want to have one of the best left-backs in the world."