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Transfer Deadline Day: German winger Leon Dajaku completes loan move to Sunderland

Willkommen, Leon!

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As first reported by Roker Report yesterday, Leon Dajaku has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin.

Dajaku had been on loan at Union from Bayern Munich but they took up the purchase option in the winger’s contract and he has now become Sunderland’s latest signing.

The 20-year-old, who has been given the number seven shirt at Sunderland, has played two games in each of the last three Bundesliga seasons, for Stuttgart, Bayern Munich and Union Berlin.

He has also featured in the German third tier for Bayern Munich II, alongside Ron-Thorben Hoffmann.

Dajaku has had an unfortunate time since joining Union in January, suffering from Covid-19 and appendicitis, as well as missing a few games with a foot injury.

Speaking to Union’s official website, Oliver Ruhnert, Union’s Managing Director for Professional Football said that setbacks he has endured means this loan is vital to the player’s development:

As a result of injury and illness, it was difficult for Leon to play his way into the team. That’s why we’re happy to now go this route with him, to be able to give him the playing practice he wants. We consider this step to be purposeful for his further development.

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