Alphonso Davies, the renowned Canadian soccer sensation, recently disclosed that he was overlooked by FC Barcelona, the Spanish giants, before he made his move to Bayern Munich.
During his time playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer, Davies garnered attention from prominent European clubs, including Barcelona. However, in an interview on the Say Less Podcast, Davies revealed that he learned through the media that Barcelona’s then-president, Josep Bartomeu, showed no interest in signing the young Canadian talent solely because of his nationality. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
“Barca actually reached out but the president said that they didn’t want me,” shared Davies. “They said that they didn’t want me because I was Canadian. Not gonna lie, that crushed my feelings a little bit.”
Subsequently, Davies went on to sign with Bayern Munich in July 2018 and officially joined the team in January 2019. Since then, the Canadian prodigy has achieved remarkable success, winning the Bundesliga title in five consecutive seasons, securing two German Cups, and claiming the illustrious Champions League trophy in 2020.
Interestingly, there have been rumors linking Davies to Barcelona’s arch-rivals, Real Madrid, hinting at a potential future in Spain for the Canadian superstar. However, while Davies’ contract with Bayern Munich extends until July 2025, his agent, Nedal Huoseh, clarified that no concrete discussions have taken place between Munich and Madrid.
Huoseh stated, “When you hear the rumors that (Real Madrid) is interested in a player that you manage, it makes you proud. Nothing concrete has happened with anybody, and at the end of the day, two clubs have to communicate. The buying club has to initiate, the selling club has to want to initiate a sale, and the third part is the player—whether the player wants to move or not.”
Currently, Davies and his team are primarily focused on resolving matters with Bayern Munich and preparing for the upcoming season. However, there is still uncertainty regarding a potential transfer to Real Madrid.
In the meantime, Davies is redirecting his attention to the Canadian men’s national team as they gear up for the Concacaf Nations League semifinal. The Canadians are scheduled to face Panama at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on June 15, vying for their first men’s continental trophy since 2000. Get all the latest updates from the world of football only on Nextbet Sports.