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Man City to rival Real Madrid for Alphonso Davies

Man City to rival Real Madrid for Alphonso Davies

Manchester City have joined Real Madrid in the race to sign Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, according to Sky Sports.

The Canadian has been a revelation since joining from Major League Soccer club Vancouver in January 2019, bagging eight goals and 25 assists in 151 appearances.

He remains a pivotal part of the club’s set-up, but his contract runs out in 2025, prompting interest from abroad.

Bayern snapped up Joao Cancelo from Man City in January after the Portugal international reportedly fell out of favour with Pep Guardiola.

The Bavarians signed him on a loan deal with an option to make his move permanent for €70 million at the end of the season.

However, the versatile Portuguese full-back has failed to convince the Bayern hierarchy he is worth that amount and they are unlikely to make his stay permanent.

That has not stopped the English champions from setting their sights on Davies, who they consider a replacement for Cancelo with the former Juventus man no longer in the club’s long-term plans.

Davies has made 36 appearances across all competitions for Bayern this season, scoring three times and assisting a further eight, highlighting his importance to the team.

Spanish and European champions Madrid are also hot on the trail of the Canadian sensation as they ramp up their search for a new left-back this summer.

Ferland Mendy is the only recognised left-back in Carlo Ancelotti’s side, but the Frenchman has made just 15 La Liga appearances, having struggled with injury problems this season.

The 27-year-old is currently sidelined with a calf injury, with Nacho Fernandez and Eduardo Camavinga forced to deputise for the Frenchman.

Los Blancos will slug it out with Man City for Davies’ services, but it remains to be seen if Bayern will entertain talks for their prized asset.

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