7/26/2018 12:59:36 AM (GMT+3)

Bayern Munich sign MLS player in a record-breaking $13m deal

Bayern Munich sign MLS player in a record-breaking $13m deal

NEW DELHI: Vancouver Whitecaps starlet Alphonso Davies has joined Bayern Munich in a record-breaking $13 million deal, the highest transfer fee ever paid for a Major League Soccer player, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

Davies, who turns 18 in November, has signed a contract which runs from January 2019 until June 2023, the two clubs confirmed.

“I'm very happy about my transfer to Bayern. As a kid, you dream about this moment and I'm happy it came through. Now it's time to continue working, I have to give everything to make the most of this opportunity,” tweeted Davies.

The Whitecaps said the deal could be worth up to $22 million if certain targets are met. US media reports said Bayern had paid a $13 million transfer fee for the winger.

“He is a huge talent. At just 17, he has a bright future ahead of him. Alphonso is very talented and it comes as no surprise that many other top clubs were after him,” Bayern Munich tweeted.