German soccer giant Bayern Munich has officially landed Vancouver Whitecaps star Alphonso Davies.
Davies says his dreams are coming true with a record-setting deal that will see the teenage soccer star join a major European club.
The Vancouver Whitecaps confirmed that the German soccer giants agreed to a transfer deal for the 17-year-old Canadian international midfielder. Bayern said Davies’ contract runs until 2023.
The Whitecaps said in a release the move could amount to more than $22 million US, the most ever received by an MLS club in the league’s 23-year history. The previous record was set in 2008 when Spanish club Villarreal spent US$10 million to acquire striker Jozy Altidore from the New York Red Bulls.
” Davies said in a statement. “I have to keep pushing and keep striving, and also keep being me on the field.”
Known for his super speed and ability to maintain control of the ball, Davies has worked his way up to Vancouver’s starting lineup. He has eight assists and three goals in league play this season, and is scheduled to play in the MLS all-star game in Atlanta next month.
He’ll play out the rest of the season in Vancouver. He’s eligible to join Bayern when the international transfer window re-opens in January 2019.