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21st Jul 2018

Bayern Munich make record bid for MLS wonder kid Alphonso Davies

Wayne Farry

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The youngster could make the move this month

Bayern Munich are on the verge of signing Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies from Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps, according to reports in the United States.

Davies, a 17-year-old striker for the Canadian side, made his debut in MLS at the age of 16 and has already amassed six caps for the Canadian national team.

According to the Globe and Mail, Davies will be officially absent from the Whitecaps’ next MLS match, with the team’s permission.

His status is “unknown”, and it remains to be seen whether Bayern Munich loan him back to the Vancouver Whitecaps or bring him straight to the Bundesliga, should the transfer be completed.

Davies was named by journalists from The Guardian as one of the best 60 young players in the world last year.

If completed, the transfer will be an MLS record, with the previous record for the amount received by an MLS club being the £4.5 million New York Red Bull received from Chelsea for centre-back Matt Miazga.