Real Madrid have moved away from the Galactico policy since Zinedine Zidane took over the reigns and look to continue the trend under Julen Lopetegui.
Real Madrid have been on the lookout for future talent for a while. The Spanish side have snapped up youngsters from the Southern American region. They have boosted the scouting network after losing Neymar to Barcelona in 2013. Alphonso Davies might be the latest beneficiary of the investment by Los Blancos.
Reports from Canada
Toronto Sun, the Canadian news outlet, have reported that top European clubs might be on the lookout for Alphonso Davies. The 17-year-old plies his trade in the MLS for the Vancouver Whitecaps where he has enjoyed an impressive season. The youngster has attracted the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United. But Real Marid seem to have stolen a march on the competitors.
Davies became one worth remembering when he debuted in MLS at the tender age of 15. The Ghana-born Canadian international has since appeared for Canada at last summer’s Gold Cup, where he claimed the Golden Boot Award. Manchester United had arranged a three week trial for the player earlier. But it didn’t materialise because the MLS side was cautious about sending him overseas.
Alphonso Davies- The player
Davies is predominantly a left winger who can also play centrally, behind the striker. He has made 18 appearances for the Whitecaps while scoring 2 and setting up another 5. He became become the youngest player to score a goal in the CONCACAF Champions League, Canadian Championship, and United Soccer League. After being named the club’s Most Promising Player in 2016, he earned a berth in the Canadian National side a year later. Davies’ devastating pace and the ability to fox defenders is highly regarded. His composure in and around the penalty area hasn’t gone unnoticed as he has continuously demonstrated an ability to play provider and score.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Vancouver Whitecaps' 17-year-old forward Alphonso Davies. [The Toronto Sun] pic.twitter.com/18XoyaiKhJ
— RMNews (@ReaIMadridOnly) July 5, 2018
“He’s obviously a player with lots of talent and rising in his performances and his ability to make a difference in a game,” Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney said.“He’s one of our young exciting players, without question. Good for him to get recognized.”
Real Madrid have been scouting a few teenage prodigies recently. They have already added Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo from the Amazons. If the hype is to be believed, then it more ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ he moves to Europe. Let’s just say there will be more eyes on him once he makes him move across the Atlantic.