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Report: Bayern Munich close to signing Alphonso Davies in MLS record transfer

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It’s a big fee for a 17 year old.

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MLS: Colorado Rapids at Vancouver Whitecaps Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Bayern Munich have won the chase for Alphonso Davies, according to The Athletic. The 17 year old winger is close to joining the Bavarians for a Major League Soccer record outgoing transfer fee of $12 million which could rise depending on incentives.

Davies made his MLS debut at the age of 16, becoming the second youngest player in the history of the league. He’s managed to turn his blazing speed and skills into a dangerous combination that’s hard to defend.

If the transfer is completed, Bayern would have to decide if they want to leave Davies playing regular minutes in MLS through the end of the current season, or if the want to bring him over to Munich before his 18th birthday and have him train with the club.

In 2017, Davies was named one of the 60 best young players in the entire world, according The Guardian.

The Globe and Mail in Canada is reporting that Davies was “away with the team’s permission” and was expected to miss Vancouver’s match on Saturday against the Seattle Sounders.