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Bayern Munich makes Alphonso Davies signing official

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The MLS star will try to make his away abroad in the Bundesliga.

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In a move that was widely anticipated, Bayern Munich made the signing of Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps official via its Twitter account and on FCBayern.com.

Davies will transfer on January 1, 2019 from the Whitecaps. The move will cost at least $13.5 million and could end up close to $22 million. The Canadian, who was born in Ghana, will turn 18 on November 2, 2018, which is the reason for the delayed move. Davies will have a contract with Bayern through June 30, 2023.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić is ecstatic to have another skilled, young player coming to Munich:

Alphonso Davies is a very great talent. At only 17, he promises a lot for the future. Alphonso already has great skills and was not hotly courted by many top clubs for nothing. So I am very pleased that Davies has chosen FC Bayern. I would like to thank all those who worked on this transfer, especially our scouting and legal departments. That was great teamwork.

Davies obviously is looking forward to the challenge awaiting him in Germany.

I am very happy with my move to Bayern. As a kid I always dreamed of such a moment. Now the dream has come true. But now the work continues, now I have to give everything to take advantage of this opportunity.