Alphonso Davies is the goal of Real Madrid for the summer of 2024. As reported by MARCA, the full-back continues to refuse to change the Bayern that he has a contract until 2025 so there is a season left until the end of the link with the German club Florentino Perez achieve his signature at a reasonable price.
The white club will thus copy the strategy from nine years ago (summer 2014) to achieve the signing of a Bayern player. In that case, the choice is Toni Kroos who, also with one year left on his contract, was transferred to Madrid for a fee (25 million in euros) that period has become one of the best businesses in Madrid in recent decades.
Madrid, which used the same replacement plan Courtois in 2018 and with risk in 2019 (with very different economic costs and sport results) looking for this way to fit reasonable numbers the signings of important players, but not ‘strategic’. In such cases, such as those of Mbappé or Haaland, the white club knows that it has to deal with many transfers. Therefore, he tries, as much as possible, to save the cases of players who, despite everything, can be decisive in Madrid like Kroos or Courtois himself.
In that case, the special way of understanding the business of Bayern Munich, a club that never moves someone who doesn’t want to sell. The fact that a player lasts without a change (something that remains to be seen in the case of Davies) until the last year of his contract puts the German club in a bad position, because because the next year he could leave without leaving any money in Bavarian accounts.
Relations between Madrid and Bayern are fluid, as recent years have shown. Except for Alaba who arrived in Madrid for free after exhausting his relationship with Bayern, in recent times there have been many transactions between Bernabeu and the Allianz such as Xabi Alonso, James Rodríguez, Álvaro Odriozola, Hamit Altintop or Arjen Robben.
If the arrival of Davies is confirmed in 2024, Madrid will have at least two experienced players in the best club in Germany and will always be one of the candidates to win the European Cup. Alaba and Davies won it 2020 (the covid Champions, in Lisbon, against PSG), and the Austrian added another to his record already in the ranks of Madrid (2022). For his part, Kroos won the Champions League 2013 (with a decisive goal from the former Madrid player Robben) before adding the other four who are already wearing white. Kroos, moreover, arrived in Madrid as World Champion of the selected (Brazil 2014), the same circumstance as Paul Breitner on 1974the first player to wear the shirts of the two giants of Spain and Germany.