Alphonso Davies: Money or glory- can Bayern compete with Real Madrid?

Bayern Munich have ramped up their efforts to keep Canadian left back Alphonso Davies at the club by reportedly upping their wage offer to player amidst competition from Real Madrid for his signature.

The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Rekordmeister runs down in 2025 and Bayern are very keen on securing Davies to a new deal, but as yet their efforts at negotiations have hit a brick wall with the player reportedly considering his options. One of those options is of course Spanish giants Real Madrid, who have made no secret of their interest. 

A report published in Spanish daily ‘Marca’ on Tuesday (with the attention-grabbing headline “Money or Glory”) reported that Bayern were prepared to increase Davies’ wages to some 190 million per year in an effort to persuade him to choose them over Los Blancos. Madrid’s offer would reportedly be lower, although the exact details of their proposal are unknown as they cannot officially negotiate with the player yet.

The ‘glory’ side of the headline is somewhat misleading as Davies is almost certain to achieve this at both clubs, but if Bayern’s offer is true, then the money side of the headline would see him better off financially at Real Madrid. They do however have the ‘lure and ‘prestige’ to pull in players who have more lucrative offers from elsewhere (Jude Bellingham for example). 

Should Alphonso Davies reject Bayern’s new offer, then Real would no doubt attempt to sign him in the summer for an affordable price safe in the knowledge that Bayern would be loath to lose him on a free transfer in 2025.

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