Report: Alphonso Davies will remain with Whitecaps until end of season

Jul 25 2018, 12:15 am

Alphonso Davies is leaving town, just not right away.

According to a report from TSN’s Kristian Jack, Davies’ transfer to Bayern Munich is a “done deal,” for a whopping $15 million USD. With add-ons, that number could be pushed even higher, to $20 million.

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ best player, however, will not leave the club immediately as many suspected. Davies, 17, was held out of the past two matches, presumably in order to protect against injury. He was at training on Monday, but worked out on his own.

If they could have placed him in bubble wrap, they may have.

Although a deal can be put in place with Bayern right now, Davies can’t play elsewhere until he turns 18 in November. It appears the plan is to loan Davies back to the Whitecaps for the remainder of the season, rather than have him sit out four months.

Davies’ transfer deal will break a 10-year-old record, when the New York Red Bulls sent Jozy Altidore to Villareal in 2008.

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