Barcelona president opted not to sign Alphonso Davies because he's Canadian

Alphonso Davies could have been a Barcelona player

Alphonso Davies might just be the best left-back in the world right now.

The Canadian teenager was asked to play the role by Bayern Munich this season after injuries to key defenders and Davies has not looked back since.

Electric going forward and competent in defence, the 19-year-old is playing with a maturity way beyond his years.

In Bayern's 8-2 demolition of Barcelona on Friday evening, Davies was again one of the best players on the pitch.

He ruled the left-hand side, delivering one of the assists of the season for Joshua Kimmich to make it 5-2 on the night and embarrassing poor ol' Nelson Semedo in the process.

Men against boys. In the aftermath of yet another masterclass from Davies, a story about Barcelona's failure to sign the teenage prodigy has gone viral on social media.

Journalist Luis Omar Tapia has revealed that the Blaugrana's president Josep Maria Bartomeu refused to sign the 19-year-old simply because he was Canadian.

Barca legend Hristo Stoichkov recommended the player after watching him at Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, but was then shutdown by the hierarchy at the Spanish giants.

Absolute madness.

Why on earth does a player's nationality matter when his talent is evident for all to see?!

It's a story that sums up Barcelona in the past few years, with their failings in the transfer market becoming ever more apparent.

The club have splashed over £400m on Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele in the past three years, but not a single one started against Bayern.

Coutinho's goal vs Barcelona

Griezmann came off the bench at half-time, Dembele was an unused substitute and Coutinho appeared from the bench for the German side to score two goals and claim an assist.

Their recruitment has been horrendous and it's laughable that the same team turned their noses up at a player simply due to the country he grew up in.

Something has to change at Football Club Barcelona.

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