Alphonso Davies could have been a player of theASSE. The Loire club had the opportunity to recruit him when he was still 17 years old, but he did not go beyond his interests.
ASSE missed Alphonso Davies for lack of resources
TheASSE passed very close to Alphonso Davies, the nugget of Bayern Munich. This is The Parisian which launches this revelation. According to the daily, theAS Saint-Etienne could have recruited the versatile player (left side or winger) of the Bavarian club. The source understands that Sainté was “the first French club to take a concrete interest” in the latter. But the Stéphanois had not dug the trail to the Canadian nugget, due to the defenseman’s age at the time of 17. And FIFA regulations do not tolerate the transfer of underage players. ASSE was therefore wary of the Alphonso Davies case, which was playing under the jersey of Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada. According to David Wantier, another (financial) reason explains the failure of the Canadiens file. “The management of the club did not have the means to pay this sum for a player under 18, who, because of European regulations on minors, could not have arrived in Europe until the following year”, justified the former boss of the recruitment of AS Saint-Étienne. The Canadian club claimed between 4 to 6M €.
Alphonso Davies, revelation of Bayern Munich
Holder within the team of Hans-Dieter Flick, Alphonso Davies has played the last 7 matches of the Champions League. He was therefore one of the architects of Bayern’s large victory over Barça (8-2). Better, the Munich revelation had delivered an assist in the quarterfinal against the Blaugrana. The native of Ghana also contributed to the victory over OL (3-0) in the semi-final. He had played the qualifying match for the final, in full. The Bavarian coach should drive Alphonso Davies back to his left lane, facing PSG, Sunday (9 p.m.). As a reminder, the player missed by ASSE took part in 29 Bundesliga matches (24 times holder) last season. He scored 3 goals and offered 4 assists. He is the revelation of the Reds in 2019-2020.
Posted on August 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. |
updated on August 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.