Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce the signing of winger Leon Dajaku.
The 20-year-old moves to the Stadium of Light from Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin, joining on loan until the end of the 2021-22 season.
Prior to arriving in the German capital in January 2021, Dajaku rose through the ranks at VfB Stuttgart and he was the U17 Bundesliga’s top scorer in 2017-18 with 23 goals and eight assists.
The following season he registered 11 goals and five assists in 24 U19 Bundesliga outings, whilst also scoring four goals in four games as Stuttgart won the U19 DFB Cup.
After making his senior debut in the Bundesliga against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Dajaku moved to Bayern Munich in July 2019 and signed a four-year deal.
He made two senior appearances for the Bavarians in his first season at the Allianz Arena, as Hansi Flick’s side won the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal and the UEFA Champions League.
The winger also helped the club’s second-string – Bayern Munich II – win the third-tier title, scoring four goals and notching four assists in 29 appearances.
At international level, Sunderland’s new no.7 has represented Germany’s Under-17s, Under-18s and Under-19s, scoring three goals in six appearances for the latter.
Following his arrival, Dajaku said: “I always looked to the football in England and I always wanted to come here, so when I heard I could, it felt like the right step. I’ve seen some of the games and its crazy how many fans come in the first division, but this – having the fans push you – is what I like. It feels very good to sign for Sunderland and I’m very proud to be here.”
Lee Johnson added: “Leon is a really interesting player – he’s a top prospect with good ability, agility and quality – so we are looking forward to adding him to the squad and working with him. He’s a hungry player that has shown a strong attitude and desire to come to Sunderland and grow with us, which is exactly what we want.”