Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to signAlphonso Davies for an MLS-record fee from Vancouver Whitecaps.
The 17-year-old has signed a six-year deal and will be eligible to play for Bayern from January 1 after finishing the MLS season with Vancouver.
Vancouver say the fee could rise to more than $22m, making it a record for a player from MLS.
“Alphonso Davies is a great talent,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
“At only 17, he promises a lot for the future. Alphonso already has great skills and was hotly courted by many top clubs, so I am very pleased that Davies has chosen FC Bayern.”
The player himself, who was born in a refugee camp Ghana and already represents Canada at senior international level, said: “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.”
Davies is the youngest player to score for the Canada men’s national team and first player born in the 2000s to score at a top level international tournament.
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