It’s looking increasingly likely that he won’t be playing alongside Kim Min-jae next season.
“Alfonso Davies, 22, who is considered a top target for Real Madrid, is struggling to sign a new contract with Bayern Munich,” Spanish media outlet ‘As’ reported on Aug. 8 (KST).
Alfonso is currently considered one of the best left-backs in the world. He rose to prominence after switching to left-back in 2021, scoring three goals and providing eight assists in all competitions last season.
He is considered indispensable for Munich. His explosive speed on the flanks and tireless stamina allow him to have a huge impact on the entire offense.
His performances have continued this season. He has three assists in 19 games across all competitions. It’s safe to say that he’s now consistently in world-class form.
Despite his stellar performances, his future in Munich is unclear. Despite his contract expiring in 2025, the Bavarians have yet to agree on a new deal.
It’s not as if the club is unwilling to re-sign him. Munich president Herbert Heynckes said last month, “We want him to stay at the club. I hope he wants to stay,” he said last month.
The issue is the salary. According to the report, Alfonso has demanded a salary of €15 million, the highest in the club’s history.
This is a gap that Real continues to exploit. Real have reportedly made the signing of Alfonso a top priority for next summer’s transfer window.
A move cannot be ruled out. Alfonso’s agent Nedal Hussein told the press, “Alfonso is in constant contact with David Alaba. I’m sure he would love to play with Alaba,” he claimed.
“Alfonso played with Alaba for three years in Munich, and they are teammates and friends. We talk about personal things constantly.”
Real’s desire to sign Alfonso is clear. “Real are hoping to sign Alfonso, who is out of contract, on the cheap, as they did with Toni Kroos in 2014,” said As.