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Whitecaps stand to profit if Bayern Munich sells Alphonso Davies

Count the Vancouver Whitecaps among those watching Alphonso Davies' future with Bayern Munich with interest.

The Whitecaps will benefit from any future transfer, thanks to a sell-on clause negotiated in the Canadian star's sale to the German powerhouse in July 2018. At the time, the Whitecaps said the fixed transfer fee and "additional compensation" could total more than $22 million US, a then-record for the league.

A Whitecaps spokesman confirmed that the transfer agreement included the MLS team getting a percentage of the transfer fee if Bayern sells him. The spokesman declined to detail the sell-on percentage, but with Davies linked to a move to Real Madrid worth in excess of $50 million it could prove to be a generous return.

Clubs can negotiate to include a sell-on percentage in a transfer deal. While there is no set scale, typically the range is 10 to 20 per cent, according to one agent who does not represent Davies, or 10 per cent to 30 per cent "on the high end," according to an MLS GM not with Vancouver.

Talk of a move to Madrid has escalated in recent weeks amid reports of an impasse in contract terms on a new deal with Bayern. Davies, now 23, signed a two-year contract extension with the German side in April 2020 that runs through June 30, 2025.

Bayern Munich sports director Max Eberl said last month that the club had made its final offer to Davies to extend his contract.

"I can say we made Alphonso a very concrete, appreciative offer," Eberl told the Sport Bild magazine. "At some point in life you have to say yes or no."

Spanish reports suggest Davies has already reached an agreement with Real Madrid on personal terms, but Eberl said the Spanish league leader had not been in touch. Bayern could ask for a fee

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