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Manchester City Join The Race For This Bayern Defender: Decent Fit For Guardiola?

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According to a report from Manchester Evening News, If Alphonso Davies departs Bayern Munich, Manchester City will reportedly pursue a move to sign the talented defender and could potentially compete with Real Madrid for his services. It is understood that the ongoing situation at Bayern is described as “chaotic,” leading to the suggestion that it may be more prudent to postpone discussions about renewing his contract until next summer. This situation creates the possibility of a future move to another club.

Davies’ Impressive Campaign With Bayern Munich This Season

Davies has been in excellent form in the Bundesliga this season, showcasing his skills on the left side of Bayern’s defense. The 22-year-old has contributed three goals and eight assists in his 38 appearances for the German club across all competitions.

The Canadian talent has impressed with his performances on the left flank, averaging 1.7 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.7 shots, 1.7 key passes, and 2.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga. Additionally, he has displayed accuracy in his passing, completing 87.2% of his attempted passes in league matches (stats via whoscored).

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY – APRIL 08: Ritsu Doan of SC Freiburg clashes with Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Bayern München at Europa-Park Stadion on April 08, 2023 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

As it currently stands, Davies’ contract is set to expire in the summer of 2025. This implies that next summer represents Bayern’s final opportunity to secure a substantial transfer fee for the talented Canadian international, should he not agree to a contract extension before then.

Is Davies A Decent Fit For Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola?

Davies is a resilient defender with excellent timing in his challenges, effectively regaining possession for his team in defensive situations. He demonstrates no hesitation in clearing the ball when the opposition applies pressure and displays impressive dribbling abilities when surging forward on the left flank.

In addition to his defensive prowess, the Canadian sensation possesses exceptional vision, orchestrating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He also boasts a powerful long-range shot. While primarily deployed as a left-back, he can seamlessly adapt to a left-sided winger role if instructed by his manager.

With Joao Cancelo set to exit the Etihad Stadium Alphonso Davies could be a brilliant replacement with similar skills to that of the Portuguese fullback. With his young age of 22, Davies possesses immense potential to emerge as a superstar in the future. His inclusion in Manchester City‘s first XI would significantly elevate the team’s overall quality under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. That is only if Guardiola can devise a plan to overthrow Real Madrid in the competition and persuade Davies to join the Sky Blues.

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