United ignored up to 40 reports that recommended signing Alphonso Davies

first_imgAlphonso Davies is one of the revelation players of this campaign. The Canadian arrived in winter 2019 from the Whitecaps to Bayern in exchange for 10 million euros, a figure that seemed high by a young MLS player and that now, sounds right, after he has quadrupled his price after winning the ownership in the Bavarian left wing.If that price has been ‘inflated’ it has been for pure merit. The side became a fixture of the defense of Bayern since November and adds eight assists in 21 games, where he has left good performances.The potential, according to its discoverer, was intuited but Manchester United did not seem enough. The old scout of the Red Devils, Jorge Alvial, tells Manchester Evening News how he sent up to 40 reports about the player when he was just 14 years old but the club never bet on him. “He was the first player I recommended to United. The first time I saw him play was in the Dallas Cup and he was a very good player. He was only 14 years old. He returned to Vancouver and one day, watching videos I said “Wait, I remember this player. It’s Alphonso.” I called the club, was newly hired, and asked to go see him in Canada. I recommended it immediately. I had a heartbeat with him, more perhaps than when I recommended Pulisic to Chelsea with only 14 years. When I saw him, he did not train well or was with good coaches for his development but he knew that in United or in any club, he would make the leap. “In addition to his qualities, he was also captivated by his character. “I was talking to him. It’s what I do when I work as a scout. I talk to them and I can see if they are smart, ambitious, if they want to improve … He was not the typical kid who wants to be a superstar and make money. He had everything and what he could do at that age on the field … I thought he was a superstar, “he said.Thus, as was due to United, he wrote up to 40 reports about the Canadian that did not help Davies end up as a red devil. “Two years ago, I recommended it to United. Without hesitation a second. I wrote up to 40 reports about him when he was there.”, he explained in the Mancunian newspaper.last_img

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