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Alphonso Davies’ agent blasts Bayern’s contract ‘ultimatum’

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The agent of Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies has criticised the membership for issuing what he known as an “ultimatum” over their newest contract supply to the Canada worldwide.

Bayern Munich sporting director Max Eberl mentioned final week that “in some unspecified time in the future in life you need to say sure or no” in regard to the “very concrete, appreciative supply” he mentioned the membership had prolonged to the 23-year-old left-sided participant.

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Davies’ contract with Bayern expires on the finish of subsequent season, which means the membership may lose him in 2025 with out receiving a charge if he decides to not prolong.

However in an interview with German publication Bild on Thursday, Davies’ agent Nick Huoseh mentioned Bayern’s strategy was not truthful to the participant.

“It is unfair that Alphonso is now being attacked,” Huoseh mentioned.

“We have been near an settlement a yr in the past. Then your entire membership administration was changed. We did not hear something for seven months. Though I attempted throughout this time to contact the membership myself.

“Now we’re being given an ultimatum and are purported to react inside two weeks as a result of the membership is underneath stress and took a very long time to reposition itself within the administration? That is not truthful.

“It is an important contract in Alphonso’s profession and we’re purported to make the choice with out realizing who the coach will likely be subsequent season or what the workforce seems like. That is why we predict it is unfair to react to the ultimatum.”

Responding to these feedback in an interview with Sky Germany, Eberl dismissed the concept that the membership was “underneath stress,” including that “there’s a regular relationship between participant and membership.”

Nevertheless, he reiterated that “in some unspecified time in the future, a call must be made.”

Sources lately informed ESPN that Actual Madrid stay taken with signing Davies, however are unwilling to pay greater than €40 million ($43.5m) to signal him this summer time and are ready to attend one other yr to accumulate his providers on a free switch.

Davies’ need is to hitch Madrid, sources have mentioned.

Bayern’s management workforce has undergone various modifications previously yr. On the finish of final season, the membership fired chief government Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, with Eberl appointed final month.

Regardless of supervisor Thomas Tuchel solely being appointed a yr in the past, the membership has already introduced that he’ll go away the membership on the finish of the season.

Davies, who has 15 targets in 45 video games for Canada, has made 127 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern.

A naturalised Canadian born in Ghana, Davies joined Bayern in January 2019 after the membership agreed a switch value as much as $22 million with the Vancouver Whitecaps the yr earlier than for the then-17-year-old. It was a report for a MLS participant on the time.

Data from The Related Press contributed to this report.