Report: Liverpool unlikely to win transfer battle for speed demon
Davies finds himself in a contract stand-off with Bayern, with his current deal expiring in 2025, sparking speculations regarding his future.
In an exclusive interview with RTK, journalist Graeme Bailey revealed Liverpool's interest in Davies. However, despite Liverpool's involvement, the prevailing belief suggests Davies is destined for Real Madrid.
“They [Liverpool] are in the mix for him [Davies] along with City,” Bailey says. “But they both feel he’s Real Madrid bound, that’s the understanding and it does seem that way.
“It does look and appear that he’s very much Real Madrid bound and there is a reason he hasn’t signed his new deal at Bayern Munich. I think Bayern believe that he’s on his way to Real as well.”
This isn't brand new info, however, after the player's agent said in October that Madrid will be one of the clubs circling his agent.
What did Davies' agent say?
In October Davies's agent, Nedal Huoseh told 365 Scores, via Marca: "I can't talk much about this [contract renewal talks]."
"We were talking at the beginning of the summer with the sporting director and the former general director, but everything was put on hold.
"There is interest from many teams. I read the same articles on the internet, but in the end we will see what happens in the coming months
"I am sure that Real Madrid can be one of the clubs that would like to sign Davies, along with several English Premier League clubs. They all want to have one of the best left-backs in the world."
Liverpool's Potential Loss in Davies Pursuit
Should Davies opt for Madrid, it implies a significant transformation for the Spanish giants' left side in the upcoming season, potentially pairing Davies with Kylian Mbappe, a formidable combination to contend with.
Mbappe's renowned attribute is his speed, an attribute shared by Davies. Madrid would have potentially one of the fastest left flanks in history if they signed both reported Liverpool targets.
With Liverpool also being linked heavily with Mbappe, there remains a slim chance of securing both talents for the Reds, albeit seeming improbable given Madrid's likely pursuit.
Contemplating Liverpool's Need for Davies
While Liverpool's interest in Davies adds excitement, questions arise regarding the necessity of his acquisition. Despite Andy Robertson's injury setbacks this season, the issues have been predominantly isolated incidents rather than chronic concerns, suggesting no immediate need for a replacement.
If Davies were to join Liverpool, it would likely be with the intent of claiming a starting position, given his age and potential. At just 23, the Canadian international presents a long-term prospect for any club.
While Davies' addition would undoubtedly inject excitement into Liverpool's squad, the pursuit still appears to be a long shot, given Real Madrid are favourites to land him.