Thursday, October 22, 2020

Bundesliga: Alphonso Davies extends Bayern contract until 2025

Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Allianz Arena until 2025.

The young Canadian has enjoyed a brilliant season in Munich having converted to a left-back to help ease some defensive injury worries for the German champions.

The 19-year-old has a very bright future ahead of him and will spend at least the next five years of his career at Bayern.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his joy with the move:

“Alphonso has developed very well at FC Bayern and has earned this contract extension with his impressive performances,” said the Bayern CEO.

“We are happy that he will remain with FC Bayern in the long term. He delights our fans not only with the way he plays, but also with the way he is off the pitch.”

Meanwhile, the sporting director Hasan Salahamidzic echoed those sentiments.

 “I am very pleased that FC Bayern and Alphonso have made a long-term commitment to each other.

“With his speed, his enthusiasm and his professional attitude, Alphonso is an ideal fit for our team.

“He is also a real asset in human terms. It is up to all of us here to ensure that Alphonso continues to stabilise his very good performance, that he takes the next steps in his development with the same concentration and courage as he has up till now.“

German football legend and Bayern executive board member Oliver Kahn believes Davies has already attained a very high standard, but still has room to grow.

“Alphonso Davies is a player who has already achieved a high level of performance at a young age and at the same time still has great potential for development.

“Anyone who can consistently play at the top level at FC Bayern at such a young age can have a great career ahead of them.

“We are all happy to have him with us in the long term. He brings an incredible amount to the table and we are sure that we will still have a lot of joy with him.”

Davis himself has also spoken of his joy at wrapping up the deal, expressing his desire to go and win more trophies with the club.

“I am very happy. FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it’s a dream come true to play here.

“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.”

Davies has been at Bayern since 2018 having impressed with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS.

Davies made 31 competitive appearances during the 2019/20 season, registering eight assists and one goal.

Personally, I can’t wait to see more of this young lad in the Bundesliga.

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