According to SportBild Bayern reporter Tobias Altschäffl, Bayern Munich have finalized the transfer of Canadian prospect Alphonso Davies of the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Hasan Salihamidzic war zuletzt in Kanada, machte die Verpflichtung von Talent Alphonso Davies (17) perfekt. @SPORTBILD @FCBayern— Tobias Altschäffl (@altobelli13) July 24, 2018
“Hashan Salihamidzic was recently in Canada and finalized the acquisition of Talent Alphonso Davies,” the tweet reads.
The deal will see Bayern pay a base fee of 13€ million euros, though the price could rise to 20€ million euros when it’s all said and done, according to Krisitan Jack of TSN.
Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich is a done deal. Fee is around 13 million euros with substantial add ons that could make the entire package worth a record $20 million. Davies will remain with the Whitecaps for the rest of the season.— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) July 24, 2018
Those hoping to see Davies in action on Bayern’s US tour will likely be disappointed, as Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson hopes to have Davies in training tomorrow, indicating that Davies will likely remain with the Whitecaps until the end of the season and join Bayern in January of 2019.
Whitecaps Carl Robinson hoping to have Alphonso Davies training again tomorrow, not much more to add about impending move to Bayern Munich.— JAY JANOWER (@DOUBLEJGLOBALBC) July 23, 2018
Davies, who turns 18 in November, will become the most expensive transfer in MLS history, if the figures are correct. At Bayern, he’ll be expected to succeed Franck Ribery as well Arjen Robben in the coming years and usher in a new era of wing play for the Bavarians along with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry.