His achievements have been outstanding recently and are now also rewarded by the leading market value side: Alphonso Davies is now one of the most expensive left-backs in the world.
- Alphonso Davies came to Bayern from MLS in January 2019
- For tactics expert Jerome Polenz , he is currently the world's best full-back
- But now he has obviously injured himself - Davies had to stop training.
- Its market value has exploded.
Update from February 14, 2020, 1:54 pm: As coach Hansi Flick explained in the press conference, all players at FC Bayern except Cologne are Niklas Süle and Javier Martinez. Alphonso Davies can therefore play from the start.
Update from February 14, 2020, 10:38 a.m .: Alphonso Davies ' rapid rise is also noticeable in numbers. Its strong achievements were not hidden from the users and experts of the popular transfermarkt.de site. The performance discussions there resulted in Davies' market value being increased from 25 million euros to 40 million euros .
That means: Davies is now among the top ten most expensive left-backs in the world. He is on an illustrious list and only Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Alex Sandro (Juventus Turin), José Gayà (Valencia FC), Ben Chilwell (Manchester City, every 50 million), Bayern colleague David are in front of him Alaba (65 million) and Andrew Robertson (Liverpool FC, 80 million).
FCB fans are all the more hoping that Davies will be able to play during the week in Cologne despite his injury worries.
Update from February 13, 2020, 2:53 p.m .: All-clear at FC Bayern. Alphonso Davies' injury is probably not that bad.
The youngster trained with the team again on Thursday and should be fit for the game at 1. FC Köln on Sunday. Teammate Joshua Kimmich also returned to the pitch after his cold.
ℹ Training update: @AlphonsoDavies and Joshua #Kimmich were there again today. Captain @Manuel_Neuer was unable to participate due to a gastrointestinal infection.
Bayern: concern for Bayern star - he had to stop training
Update from February 12, 12:15 p.m .: Alphonso Davies has been one of the best Bayern players for weeks. But on Wednesday they worried about the FCB youngster!
At the morning session, the Canadian was said to have had a knock on his ankle in a duel with Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso .
At first this was said not to be so bad, but Davies then had to be brought into the cabin with the golf cart. Most recently, Ivan Perisic also had to stop training - the sad result is known.
At the end a short exchange with trainer #Flick
Training ended. @ AlphonsoDavies is brought to the cabin with the golf cart. @ SkySportNewsHD @SkySportDE @FCBayern pic.twitter.com/19GGf6036j
Over the course of the afternoon, FC Bayern gave the all-clear. Davies should only have stopped training "because of slight ankle problems". Joshua Kimmich was also absent due to a cold. The next few days will show whether the two stars are available for the game on Sunday (3.30 p.m.) at 1. FC Köln .
ℹ Joshua #Kimmich was missing today because of a cold. In addition, @AlphonsoDavies had to end the unit early due to slight ankle problems.
All information: https://t.co/glLV4fS0EU#FCBayern #MiaSanMia
FC Bayern Munich: tactics expert ennobles FCB young star - the "world's best"
Munich - When FC Bayern signed Alphonso Davies on January 1, 2019, skepticism about this transfer around Säbener Straße was not exactly small. How was a 18-year-old then supposed to help the star ensemble * on the Isar?
Sure, Davies impressed with his speed and shone above all with his physique. But especially on the offensive outer lanes, where the Canadian feels most comfortable, FC Bayern had to offer both quality and quantity in the past season.
Tactics expert decides: FCB star Davies is currently the "world's best left-back"
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are known to be history at FC Bayern. Davies has not fought for a regular place on either the right or the left wing. Alphonso Davies has been the regular left-back of FC Bayern since autumn!
Niko Kovac * already brought the youngster into this position every now and then, but at the latest since Hansi Flick * is swinging the scepter, "Phonsi", who also has a remarkable talent in front of the camera, has been seated there. And Davies not only plays consistently there, he stands out with his achievements week after week. This is also seen by the tz.de users, who overwhelmingly chose the youngster as the best player in the top game against RB Leipzig.
Davies' achievements are not only appreciated by supporters of Bayern , the football experts in the country also agree: the boy can do something! For Jerome Polenz , tactics expert for the ARD sports show and DAZN , among other things, Davies ennobled Leipzig to "currently the world's best full-back " in the game against Leipzig.
Alphonso Davies: His performance causes a shift in power at Bayern
For Polenz, the young star still stands above greats like Marcelo from Real Madrid, Jordi Alba from FC Barcelona or Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold from Liverpool. Polenz also explains why: "Both of them world class in their own way, of course," he wrote on Twitter: "But: Neither of the two can create excessive situations at the Davies level through dribbling. And what speed does it have ... almost not to defend. "
Alphonso Davies - imo currently the best fullback worldwide. #FCBRBL- Jerome Polenz (@ JeromePolenz6) February 9, 2020
Davies' performance means that the power structure at Bayern also changed. David Alaba , the left-back who was actually set for years, moved into the defense center and rose to the new boss there.
Especially in the full-back position there are few players with the qualities of Davies in world football. Even if Salihamidzic did not even know in 2018 that he had landed a terrific coup, FC Bayern can count themselves lucky to have such a player in their ranks.
It would come as no surprise if the Bayern bosses around Oliver Kahn wanted to extend the contracts of Müller, Neuer and Thiago (2021) and Davies' contracts (until 2023) in the coming weeks.
Javi Martinez said in an interview how he could imagine walking around the square. He would wear an unusual accessory that made a European football legend famous before him. In the game against 1. FC Köln (with us in the live ticker) on February 16, Martinez will probably have to pause. Perhaps he is fashionable in the stands.
FC Bayern Munich needs every point to defend the championship lead. With this lineup it comes into play at 1. FC Köln.
Win the Champions League but can't remember it? An absurd idea. But that seems to be the case with a Bayern professional.
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