Alphonso Davies has spoken about the failed transfer to FC Barcelona before his engagement at Bayern Munich and revealed that he was quite upset about the Catalans’ cancellation.
“Barcelona were interested in me, but the president (then Josep Maria Bartomeu, ed.) didn’t want me because I’m from Canada,” Davies said on the podcast sayless and explained: “At least that’s what the press said. I don’t know if the President really said it. At least that’s how it was reported. Honestly, I was devastated.”
Instead of moving to Barcelona, Davies finally switched from the Vancouver Whitecaps from the MLS to FC Bayern in January 2019 at the age of 18. FCB paid 14 million euros for the transfer.
After a start-up period of just a few months, Davies became a regular at Bayern and has developed into one of the best left-backs in the world in recent years.
In the past season, the 22-year-old Canadian played a total of 38 competitive games, scoring three goals and providing eight assists.
Davies has a contract in Munich that runs until 2025. Although he recently emphasized that his focus is on staying at Bayern, there are always rumors about a possible move.
Above all, Barcelona’s archrival Real Madrid is traded as an interested party.