Friday, August 7, 2020

Man United could have signed Alphonso Davies for bargain price

Manchester United had the opportunity to sign Alphonso Davies, now at Bayern Munich, for a bargain-price fee of around £2 million, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.

The 19-year-old winger arrived to Bayern from Vancouver Whitecaps for just under £12m in January 2019, but before that he was discovered by United’s scouting team. Apparently the deal was close to completion back in the summer of 2017, but the 20-time English champions simply didn’t act decisively enough and it fell through. United later tried to get him to join their training camp on a two-week trial, but that move was blocked by the Vancouver side and he was also called up to join the Canada U-23 team at the same time.

The following summer (2018), a bidding competition arose between the two European heavyweights which was eventually won by the Bundesliga champions. Bayern obviously got a great deal on a player destined to become a star in the future.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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