Munich’s contract talks with Alfonso Davies, 22, have stalled.
Davies is a left-sided defender with explosive speed and attacking ability. Davies arrived in Munich in 2018 for €18 million, the club’s highest transfer fee for an under-18 player.
A first-team regular since the 2019-20 season, Davies has been a consistent starter this season, making 12 league appearances.
The problem is his contract. Davies’ contract with Munich expires in the summer of 2025. With only one year left at the end of this season, the Bavarians have opened talks to renew his contract.
However, Real Madrid are interested in Davies. Real, who are in need of generational change in their defense, have identified Davies as their top target. The move to Real gained momentum when it was reported that Munich’s talks with Davies had stalled.
Munich recently returned to the negotiating table with Davies, but have been unable to reach an agreement.
According to Sky Sports’ Florian Platenberg, who reports on Munich, it’s a matter of money.
“The negotiations with Davies are being led by Bayern Munich president Christoph Freund. Davies wants between €10 million and €13 million for a new contract. “The club is not willing to pay that,” the source said.
“Internally, the club is not satisfied with Davies’ performance and development in recent months. They believe that Davies will have to play much better than he has in recent months to get the money he wants.”
In fact, Munich fans aren’t entirely satisfied with Davies’ development either. Despite his explosive athleticism, his game management and defense have been questionable. In recent years, he’s also been prone to frequent injuries, which has led to a “glass house” mentality.
Munich will prioritize re-signing the player, but will consider a sale if Davies’ camp does not lower the asking price. Bavarian Football in Germany also mentioned a replacement, stating that “Munich are eyeing Ferdi Kadioglu (Fenerbahçe)”.