Bayern: Davies hopes he can stay at club for ‘as long as possible’

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski
  • Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST
  • 3 min read
Bayern: Davies hopes he can stay at club for ‘as long as possible’

Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies has declared his loyalty to the Bundesliga side, stating that he hopes to stay at the Bavarian club for “as long as possible”. 

The 20-year-old defender has been nothing short of a revelation since breaking into Bayern’s side in early 2019. 

As a left winger at first and then a left wing-back, Davies quickly established himself as a first-team regular for Hansi Flick’s side before an ankle injury in October ruled him out for a considerable period of time. 

The Canadian international has a contract until 2025, which should deter interest from elsewhere in Europe for the foreseeable future.

And as far as the young defender is concerned, he’s only interested in playing for one club for the foreseeable future.  

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  • “I want to stay in Germany and with Bayern for as long as possible,” Davies told World Soccer Magazine.

    “I arrived in Europe with so many dreams and already Bayern have helped me achieve many of them. But I am just getting started – there will be many more.”

    “Europe is always the ambition for any professional I think, because of the standard,” Davies said of his career path.

    “I think that there were conversations with one or two other clubs, but Bayern was an easy choice and the right choice.”

    Davies’ comments should come as welcome news to Bayern fans, who have had to contend with other defensive options potentially leaving the club at the end of the season. 

    The Bundesliga club are still trying to sort out David Alaba and Jerome Boateng’s long-term future at the club, with both players now within the final year of their contracts. 

    Sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, was confident that Bayern would be able to sort out a new contract for Boateng when he suggested that the club would meet the defender and his representative “at a reasonable time and make a fair decision for everyone”, yet Alaba’s situation remains a little more complicated. 

    When asked about the Austrian’s future at the club, Flick was a little less patient with the player’s behaviour. “David should take responsibility and decide for himself what is important to him,” said Flick at the start of the week. “David is a very fine person and a brilliant football player. He is very popular with the team and holds them together.”