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Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies signs new contract at Bundesliga club

  • The 19-year-old Canada international can play at left-back or as a winger
  • Davies joined FC Bayern from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018 in a deal that could rise to $22 million
Alphonso Davies

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies has signed a new deal binding him to the Bundesliga champions until 2025.

The 19-year-old Canada international - who can play at left-back or as a winger - joined from MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018, in a deal that could rise to $22 million with performance-related bonuses.

Davies has made 31 appearances this season, including a memorable display in the 3-0 win against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Stamford Bridge.

"FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it's a dream come true to play here," he said.

"I felt happy from day one. I want to win as many titles as possible with this club. The mentality of always wanting to win everything is in FC Bayern's DNA.“

Bayern are five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga which could restart as soon as 9 May.

Davies was born to Liberian parents in a refugee camp in Ghana after they fled the Second Liberian Civil War. His family went to Canada as refugees when he was five, originally in Ontario before relocating to Edmonton.

In June 2017 he became the youngest player to appear for the Canadian men's national team. Scoring two goals in a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against French Guiana made Davies the youngest player to score for the Canadian men's national team.

He also became the youngest player to score at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the first player born in the 2000s to score at a top level international tournament.
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