Alphonso Davies Reveals That Barcelona Refused To Sign Him Because He Was From Canada

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Alphonso Davies has revealed that his proposed move to Barcelona in 2019 was rejected because he hails from Canada.

Alphonso Davies Reveals That Barcelona Refused To Sign Him Because He Was From Canada

Alphonso Davies has become a household name in football since he arrived at German giants Bayern Munich in 2019 from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Canadian has gone on to win five Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2020, making him a transfer target.

The defender recently revealed that Barcelona showed interest in signing him, but abandoned the transfer due to his nationality.

Speaking on the Say Less podcast, Davies said: “Barcelona actually reached out but the president said they didn’t want me.”

“They said they didn’t want me because I was Canadian. I’m not gonna lie that kind of crushed my feelings a little bit.”

Alphonso Davies, who is currently 22 years old, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months as Carlo Ancelotti is in need of a left-back.

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Davies’ agent Nedal Huoseh however revealed that any offers for the youngster will wait until his contract expires with the German Champions.

Real Madrid will have to wait a bit more as that would help them sign him for a cut-price fee.

Madrid have applied such strategy in the past to acquire the likes of Toni Kroos from Bayern and Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Whether Davies wants the move cannot be ascertained, but he did reveal his struggles with loneliness in Germany.

Talking about his loneliness in Germany, he said: “Life as a professional footballer is very cool, no doubt.”

Alphonso Davies Reveals That Barcelona Refused To Sign Him Because He Was From Canada

“You can chill and enjoy life, but, after training, there’s nothing to do.”

“For me, because I don’t have a family and my girlfriend is not living with me, I’m by myself.”

“It’s a little bit worrying not having something to do and especially when all your friends have work.”

“I probably have like five friends. I’m a popular loser,” Alphonso Davies concluded.

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Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Boyle Davies is a Canadian soccer player who was born on November 2, 2000, and plays as a left-back or winger for Bayern Munich and the Canadian national team.

The Canadian is widely regarded as one of the best full-backs in the world and he is nicknamed “The Roadrunner” for his lightning pace, dribbling ability, and creativity.

Davies was also the first player born in the 2000s to play in the Major League Soccer.

He signed for FC Bayern Munich in January 2019 From MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a 4-year contract.

Alphonso Davies was named the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season in his debut season in Germany.

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Also, in that season, Davies was part of the squad that won a continental treble. With Bayern, he won the Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, and the DFB-Pokal.

In June 2017, Davies also became the youngest player to start for the Canadian men’s national team.

Alphonso Davies’s Family

Alphonso Davies is one of six children born to Liberian parents at the refugee camp of Buduburam in Ghana as the fourth youngest of six children.

Alphonso Davies Reveals That Barcelona Refused To Sign Him Because He Was From Canada

The family left during the Second Liberian Civil War. The said war resulted in the displacement of nearly 450,000 Liberians.

Davies’ parents, Debeah Davies and Victoria Davies, were both raised in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, they relocated with the family to Canada in 2005 and made Edmonton their new home.

His two younger siblings are substantially younger than him, they include Ruth, his younger sister, and an unidentified younger brother. He also has three other older siblings.

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