Leon Dajaku Departs Bayern Munich to Sign for Union Berlin

Union Berlin have completed the signing of Leon Dajaku. The 19-year-old arrives on loan from Bayern Munich with the option to buy.

Reports earlier this week linked the youngster to the Köpernick club and now they have got their man.

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Dajaku Joins Union on Loan

Leon Dajaku has joined Union Berlin on loan but the club have the option to buy the 19-year-old. The promising youngster is Urs Fischer’s first signing of the winter window and he joins an Union side that are fifth in the Bundesliga.

The winger has been a key part for Bayern Munich’s reserve team, where he won 3. Liga along the way. Dajaku has scored three goals from 14 appearances for the U23 side this season.

What Was Said

Speaking to the clubs’ official website, Dajaku said: “I’m sure that the move to Berlin is the right step for me.

“Union offers me the opportunity to gain a foothold in the Bundesliga and to show myself at the highest level. The team has been exceptional this season and I’m now happy to be a part of it.”

Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football at the club, added: “Leon is a highly-talented young player who has proven his abilities not only at youth level but also at first-team level.

“Leon is fast, technical and can be used in different attacking positions. That’s why we are sure he can take his next development steps with us and in the Bundesliga.”

What Dajaku Will Bring to Union

The signing of Dajaku should excite fans. The 19-year-old plays as a left-winger but can also play centrally and on the right.

The signing comes at a good time with fellow forwards Max Kruse and Joel Pohjanpalo currently sidelined, while Sheraldo Becker took a knock in Friday nights win over Bayer Leverkusen.

The youngster had also been attracting interest from several clubs across Europe, including AC Milan, Köln and Nice, so the signing is a real coup for the Köpernick club.

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