Bayern Munich just completed the signing of 17-year-old Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies from Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, inking him to a $13.5 million (€11.5 million) deal, and could reach $22 million (€18.75m) with performance-related add-ons.
“As a kid, I always dreamed of a moment like this,” said Davies of the new deal (via ESPN FC).
“Now that the dream has come true, the work continues as always. I have to keep pushing and keep striving, and also keep being me on the field.
“Ever since I joined the Caps when I was 14, they molded me throughout the years into the pro that I’ve become. Thanks to the fans for supporting me, I really enjoy playing in front of them in Vancouver.”
“This is a landmark transfer for our club, country, and league,” Whitecaps owner Jeff Mallett said.
“Alphonso Davies is a very big talent,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. “At the age of 17, he offers a lot of promise for the future. Alphonso already possesses great ability, which is why a lot of top clubs were keen on him. I’m delighted he’s chosen FC Bayern.”