Following Bayern Munich’s big win over Chelsea in the Champions League, one of the club’s key performers is set for a tidy raise. Alphonso Davies, who came to Munich from MLS team Vancouver Whitecaps last winter, still has a plenty of time remaining on his current contract. However, according to Florian Plettenberg of Sport1, the Bavarians want to tie him down to a brand new contract with a higher salary, which would keep him at the club until 2025.
Given his age and the fact that he came directly from MLS, Davies is underpaid compared to his contemporaries at the club. The Canadian has cemented himself as the starting left-back at Bayern, with his incredible pace allowing him to mop up fast counterattacks that used to be Bayern’s kryptonite. Despite plenty of competition from both David Alaba and Lucas Hernandez, he looks set to continue in the role.
Against Chelsea, Davies absolutely dominated the highly-rated Reece James on the flank, often making it look effortless. Even on the few occasions that a Chelsea player slipped behind him, Phonzie just chased them down with his incredible speed and dispossessed them before anything could happen. He’s matured a lot since he first arrived in Munich, and it shows.
In terms of maturity, physicality, and sheer talent, Davies is perhaps one of the top players young players in Europe at the moment — it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to put him right up there with the likes of Jadon Sancho. Given how well he’s performed so far, it’s a good sign that the bosses are moving quickly to tie him down to a new contract. Now that he’s shown his talent on the world stage, it won’t be long before clubs across Europe start knocking at his door.
Sport Bild confirms the report that Davies will be offered a new contract that will give him a decent raise.
Mit dem Davies-Management fanden in London erste Gespräche über einen neuen Vertrag statt. Das Gehalt des Schnäppchens soll angepasst, die Leistungen honoriert werden - vernünftig! Schließlich beobachtet auch die Konkurrenz den Weg von Davies. Gleich mehr bei @SPORTBILD-online— Tobias Altschäffl (@altobelli13) February 26, 2020
Initial talks about a new contract with Davies’ management took place in London. The salary of the steal will be adjusted, his performances rewarded - smart! The competition, after all, is also monitoring Davies’ progress.
So, teams have taken notice of Davies, have they? Well too bad, he’s ours. We won’t give him up.