Alphonso Davies: Canadian teenager to open You Will Be A Legend youth series

Alphonso Davies won’t be linked to Bayern Munich, although he could end up on loan at the Allianz Arena in the future Bayern Munich’s first academy signing to go professional, Alphonso Davies, launches the…

Alphonso Davies: Canadian teenager to open You Will Be A Legend youth series

Alphonso Davies won’t be linked to Bayern Munich, although he could end up on loan at the Allianz Arena in the future

Bayern Munich’s first academy signing to go professional, Alphonso Davies, launches the You Will Be A Legend NFT series this week.

The Canadian teenager is being played up as the latest schoolkid who made the move to Germany.

But he won’t be tied to Bayern, despite speculation that a potential move there has been a long-term goal.

“Maybe in the future I’ll talk to Bayern, but right now I want to be a Bayern player,” said the 16-year-old midfielder.

“I want to bring everything to the team in one step, not a series of steps.”

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, who scored the winning goal for France against England in the 1998 World Cup final, will be the guest of honour at the launch event in Winnipeg, Canada.

The former France international, who now coaches in the north-west of the US, will also speak to the schoolchildren.

“It is very flattering to see that my name is associated with this wonderful event,” said Diaby.

“Young players like Alphonso Davies are looking to follow in my footsteps and develop their careers in the same way that I have done in my career.

“Hopefully they will be able to develop at such a prestigious club and stay grounded and achieve their potential.”

Winnipeg Garena Football Academy has been founded by the former Toronto FC star and Canadian international.

It provides excellent facilities in a low-income neighbourhood where youth aspirations are being matched by opportunities through football.

The start-up academy provides football education, football-related careers and opportunities for continued enrichment, all while making strong links with local schools.

“Alphonso took to it really quickly and has been nothing but a pleasure to watch work his way into the school and adult life,” said Diaby.

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