Union Berlin Interested in Signing Leon Dajaku on Loan
Bayern Looking to Offload the Forward
With three goals and one assist from 14 3.Liga appearances this season, forward Leon Dajaku has emerged as a transfer target for Union Berlin.
The 19-year-old, who plays as a left-winger but can also play centrally and on the right, joined the Bavarian club last season from Stuttgart for £1.35 million and signed a four-year deal.
Now though, the club are looking to get Dajaku some competitive game time. The Bundesliga champions are unable to provide that for the promising youngster and Berlin has emerged as a potential destination.
According to the report, Union appear unlikely to get targets Sven Michel or Serdar Dursun, so have switched their attention to the Bayern man. The deal would initially be a loan deal, but Sport1 reporter Florian Plettenberg has stated that Bayern won’t stand in the youngsters was if he wishes to pursue a permanent switch.
Union Berlin Injury Worries
The move would make sense for both parties. Union are without forwards Max Kruse and Joel Pohjanpalo through injury, with the former scoring six times and adding five assists from just ten Bundesliga games since his summer arrival.
Although Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi has started to find the net with five goals in his last eight games, a recall from the Premier League champions could be activated, leaving Urs Fischer’s side short in attack.
Dajuku Attracting Interest From Elsewhere Across Europe
Further reports suggest that Dajuku has attracted interest from other European clubs. AC Milan, Köln and Nice are all said to be keeping tabs on the 19-year-old.
Union may have a battle on their hands to sign the youngster but a stay in Germany may be favourable for the Germany U18 international.