Man City can be considered a major threat in the battle to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, according to reports.
There is currently a sense of chaos at Bayern, where Oliver Kahn has been sacked as CEO and Hasan Salihamidzic has been removed as sporting director. The joy of retaining their Bundesliga title after a dramatic final day could be short-lived.
In contrast, Man City’s retention of the Premier League title should serve as the foundation for further success at the Etihad Stadium. And they could make the most of the uncertainty at Bayern by taking one of their players away.
Recently, City have begun to be linked with Davies as they search for reinforcements at left-back. Now, AS has provided the latest on their pursuit.
After explaining how Real Madrid would like to sign the Canada international as a replacement for Ferland Mendy, AS has confirmed that Pep Guardiola would like to win the race by bringing Davies to City.
Guardiola, of course, used to manage Bayern, but that was before Davies emerged into their first team. Next season, though, they could link up.
As things stand, Davies is under contract with Bayern until 2025. But if they can’t convince him to renew his contract, they might have to sell him this summer before his market value would drop next year.
Man City target’s agent delays contract talks until 2024
Davies’ agent has already confirmed it doesn’t seem like an ideal time to sign a new contract at Bayern due to the uncertainty in their boardroom.
Therefore, a decision might be delayed until 2024. Realistically, it might take that long for Davies’ future to become a serious topic.
However, he has become one to keep an eye on for City and Madrid, who will be on alert for any opportunity to sign him.
City allowed Joao Cancelo to join Bayern on loan in January after he was previously their main option at left-back. Incidentally, the Bundesliga champions have no plans to buy Cancelo on a permanent basis; he could be on his way to Arsenal instead.
But there could still be business between Bayern and City if Davies ends up moving in the opposite direction that Cancelo temporarily did in the winter, for what would be his first taste of Premier League football.
Still only 22 years old, Davies has made more than 150 appearances during his Bayern career to date. This season, he provided eight assists and scored three goals from 38 outings in all competitions.