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Report: Bayern's Davies agrees to join Real Madrid

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It could be just a matter of time before Alphonso Davies is a Real Madrid player.

The Bayern Munich left-back has reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid, but it's unclear if the transfer to join the Spanish giants will materialize this year or in 2025, according to The Athletic's Mario Cortegana and Raphael Honigstein.

Davies and Real Madrid officials have reportedly been negotiating a deal for a number of weeks after it was reported in January that Los Blancos were monitoring his contract situation.

There haven't been any official talks between the two clubs, but there have been several meetings between the Canadian star and Real Madrid. The process is believed to have advanced after an in-person meeting in mid-February, Cortegana and Honigstein report.

Madrid have encouraged Davies not to sign a new contract with Bayern beyond when his current deal expires in June 2025.

Real Madrid will consider signing Davies this summer at a reduced rate or launch a move after his contract expires in 2025 so he can join on a free transfer, The Athletic adds.

Davies has attracted plenty of interest elsewhere, including Barcelona and some Premier League teams. But it's understood that his only preference is to sign for Real Madrid.

Despite his reported desire to move abroad, Bayern haven't been put off from trying to convince Davies to extend his stay, which started in 2019 after he joined from the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Davies has evolved into one of the sport's best left-backs since moving to Germany, appearing in over 180 games and winning several major trophies, including the Bundesliga and Champions League titles.

Along with Davies, Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. They're considered the odds-on favorites to sign the 25-year-old French striker for free after his PSG deal expires this summer.

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