Sheikh club sets its sights on Davies: Is there a sum at which the Bavarians become weak?
Could the FC Bayern chapter come to an end for Alphonso Davies next summer? After ultimately fluctuating performances, the left-back has to fight for his regular place at the German record champion, also thanks to Nagelsmann’s recent switch to a three-man backline. According to media reports, the 22-year-old has now attracted the interest of a top English club.
As British transfer insider Ben Jacobs reports in his column at „CaughtOffside,“ Sheikh club Newcastle United is said to have taken notice of the young left-back. Especially Dan Ashworth, Newcastle’s sporting director, is a great admirer of the Canadian and would like to bring him to the Premier League, according to Jacobs.
Improving the left-back position is to be given special priority at the Magpies in the next transfer window. Head coach Eddie Rowe values a dynamic, fast and young type of player, which Davies embodies with his high offensive qualities at the full-back position.
Financially, a transfer of the Canadian should be quite manageable for Newcastle. Since the takeover of the club in 2021 by a Saudi Arabian state fund, the traditional club has risen to become one of the richest clubs in the world. Since then, the club has not only seen a number of expensive transfers, but also an increase in sporting success and is currently fighting for a place in the Champions League in England.
Newcastle want a pacey attacking left-back, with Dan Ashworth a big fan of Alphonso Davies [@JacobsBen via @caughtoffside] #NUFC
— Transfer Centre (@CentreTransfer) February 14, 2023
Davies considered unsellable at FC Bayern
Newcastle has already shown in the recent past that it is quite willing to spend a lot of money on new players. In the summer of 2022, the Swedish international Alexander Isak was signed for 70 million euros. In the winter, they also secured the services of England U21 international Anthony Gordon for just under 50 million euros.
Nevertheless, a transfer of Davies to the Magpies is extremely unlikely. Despite fluctuations in performance and competition with the recently brilliant Coman on the left wing position, Davies continues to be one of the top performers and most deserving players of the German record champion. In addition, the Canadian feels very comfortable in the Bavarian capital and enjoys great confidence within the club.
The left-back is still contractually bound to Bayern until 2025. Davies is considered unsaleable within the FCB. According to reports, the Munich club wants to extend the left-back’s contract prematurely this year.