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.
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
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.