Bayern Munich have agreed to buy 17-year-old Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps for $13 million, which is a record for an MLS export. The transfer could hit $17 million if certain bonuses are hit.
Because Davies is a homegrown player, the Whitecaps will likely be able to keep all of the transfer fee, rather than share a sizable portion with MLS.
Davies will remain with the Whitecaps until the end of the MLS season, as he would not be able to play for Bayern in an official game until he turns 18 in November.
New Bayern coach Niko Kovac said at a news conference that he liked what he had seen from Davies.
"Nothing is final yet but it's looking good," Kovac said. "He is a big talent, he's young and very fast."
Davies has three goals and eight assists in 20 games this season.