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Union Berlin negotiate long-term loan for Bayern's Leon Dajaku

By Peter Vice

The long-awaited loan destination of FC Bayern prospect Leon Dajaku may, surprisingly, be a team already flush with promising young attackers. 

Leon Dajaku.
Leon Dajaku.Photo: Jeollo, Vfb-exklusiv.de, CC BY-SA 3.0

Prior to the season, several international locales were floated as the potential next proving ground for 19-year-old Kosovar Leon Dajaku. It came as something of a surprise to see the former VfB Stuttgart Academy product remain in place after the autumn transfer window slammed shut. The FCB Bayern II regular's name cropped up early and often in the weeks preceding this window.

At present, Germany's "Bild-Zeitung" and broadcaster "Sport1" report that a loan deal with 1. FC Union Berlin is currently being fleshed out. More pieces of reliable information filter in on rumor-mill aggregator Transfermarkt.de, pushing the estimated likelihood of an imminent deal to 71 percent. The Eisernen are apparently negotiating a longer-term loan arrangement that would keep the prospect in Köpenick beyond the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Dajaku has tallied thrice and recorded one assist in 15 appearances for FC Bayern II of Germany's third footballing division this year. Like many fourth and fifth string players in the system of the German record Champions, there appears no path to more meaningful game practice in the current coaching regime. Coach Hansi Flick has rarely reached for his professional caliber reserves this season, much less (with the exception of Jamal Musiala) taken a chance on youngsters in the pipeline.

Dajaku's only action for the senior side during the 2020/21 cycle came via 29 minutes of pitch time during the October Pokal fixture.

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