Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies suffers MCL injury amid Real Madrid transfer speculations

Bayern Munich kept their league aspirations alive for this season as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1, courtesy of goals from Aleksandar Pavlovic, Harry Kane and Matthijs de Ligt. Bayern Munich are currently 2 points off of runaway leaders Bayer Leverkusen who haven’t lost a single game this season.

Bayern’s celebrations, however, was marred as their full-back Alphonso Davies left the field late in the second half after picking up an unfortunate injury.

Alphonso Davies injury update

Bayern Munich’s injury crisis has now worsened, after their explosive full-back Alphonso Davies twisted his knee and suffered a ligament strain. Davies was replaced on Saturday with five minutes remaining after he limped off the pitch with club doctors confirming the nature of his injury.

In his post-match press conference, manager Thomas Tuchel said, “He twisted his knee and needs to be examined now. And then we’ll wait. I wouldn’t have any words for it if it happened again. Now that Phonzy is just getting back into form.”

In a club statement after the game, Bayern Munich wrote, “Alphonso Davies suffered a ligament strain in his left knee during Bayern’s 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach. Get well soon, Phonzy!”

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Davies being replaced in the second half (via BVM Sports)

Bayern are in the midst of an injury crisis, with Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Konrad Laimer, Joshua Kimmich, Dayot Upamecano and goalkeeper Daniel Peretz currently sidelined.

The reigning German champions, who are now two points behind Leverkusen, will face them next in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Alphonso Davies linked with Real Madrid move

Despite Ferland Mendy’s recent resurgence in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid remain interested in Alphonso Davies. The Canadian has lately been accused of “not focusing on football” as his transfer to Real Madrid has become a real possibility.

Davies responding to criticism said, “In 2020, nobody really had me on their list, I was a relatively unknown quantity and I delivered. After that, the expectations of me were of course greater. I think that on the whole I did justice to this, but of course not always, not in every game.”

It is yet to be determined where Davies plays football next season, as he nears the end of his contract and while there seems to be no indication of a renewal, it could mean Real Madrid will possibly make a move for him, for as little as 40 million euros.

Real Madrid are still pursuing France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe but Davies is also a key target, and the Spanish side are hopeful that the player will end contract negotiations with Bayern.

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Real Madrid are back in the market for Mbappe (via GOAL).

Where do you think Davies will end up in the next summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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