Davies was born in Buduburam, a refugee camp in the Gomoa East District of Ghana, to Liberian parents.
His parents lived there after fleeing their homeland during the Second Liberian Civil War, which displaced more than 450,000 people in the African nation.
When Davies was five, his family came to Canada as refugees, and moved to Windsor, Ontario, before moving a year later to Edmonton.
On June 6, 2017, he officially received Canadian citizenship, a day which would change his life forever.
"It was a hard life," he said, as quoted by The Guardian. "But when I was five years old, a country called Canada welcomed us in."
Since joining Vancouver Whitecaps in 2015, the teenage winger went on to sign a professional contract shortly after as 15-year-old, before making his debut and scoring in the MLS.
Over the past two season's he's featured in 69 senior games while opting to represent the country he now calls home.
In his six senior appearances, Davies has already netted three times, while he's now tipped to become the icon for the nation that will host the global showpiece in 2026.
While his meteoric rise has been well documented, it remains to be seen how the $22 million (R294m) signing will develop at the Bundesliga giants.