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Reports: Dajaku headed to Sunderland once parent club is clarified

By Peter Vice

In the case of a player who's contractual situation has confounded even the most well-informed German football journalists, it appears as if there might be some clarity on the way by the end of the day. 

Twenty-year-old attacker Leon Dajaku also might be the second German player headed to Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Tuesday. 

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

It still remains unclear whether attacking midfielder Leon Dajaku technically belongs to FC Bayern München or 1. FC Union Berlin at this point. This has actually been a matter of speculation for quite some time. After a six-month-loan arrangement elapsed at the conclusion of last season, the former VfB Stuttgart academy product remained in Köpenick for reasons unknown.


Union Berlin sporting director Oliver Ruhnert has told German footballing journalists that "Leon belongs to us", but it remains unclear how. Some sources claim the Union extended the loan arrangement with Bayern whilst others aver that an automatic purchase clause was triggered.

The un-clarified issue suddenly becomes salient now as multiple sources currently report that the player is on the move. Assuming Germany's East Berlin capital city club owns the rights to the player, it shall be they who make him the second German player sent out on loan to Sunderland A.F.C. by the end of the day.

At present, there are reports from reliable sources that Union are actually going to finalize the purchase from Bayern and engineer the loan to the Black Cats themselves.





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