Vancouver Whitecaps winger and Canadian teenage phenom Alphonso Davies is reportedly “close” to an MLS-record transfer to European titan Bayern Munich, according to Kristian Dyer of The Athletic.
Bayern will reportedly pay a base fee of $12 million (U.S.) to seal Davies’ signature — the highest ever for a Major League Soccer player. The sale could wind up being more expensive with “add-ons and clauses contingent on performance,” reports Dyer. The current transfer record for an outgoing MLS star belongs to Jozy Altidore, who was once sold to Villarreal for $10 million.
Davies, who was born in Ghana, will turn 18 in November. He’s made six appearances for Canada’s senior national team so far, scoring three times. He won the Golden Boot Award for the scoring surge at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The youngest player to debut in MLS history, Davies has shown positive growth in his third season. He’s scored three goals and tallied eight assists in 20 appearances, and was named to the league’s All-Star showcase versus Juventus next month.
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Davies will not play in Vancouver’s match Saturday versus Seattle.
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