Bayern Munich II’s Leon Dajaku is an intriguing prospect within the confines of Säbener Straße, but his talent and desire for a first-team breakthrough have also caught the eye of several other clubs, who might be better suited to offer immediate first-team playing time.
Sheffield United, Swansea City, Sassuolo, Torino, St. Gallen, and FC Utrecht are reportedly all eager to bring in the talented 19-year-old winger on loan. Dajaku had four goals and four assists in 29 appearances for Bayern Munich II last season and also had two showings with the first team that only covered 11 total minutes. Per Goal, Dajaku had “a collection of strong showings for Bayern’s second string in the third tier of German football last season.”
Goal is also reporting that Bayern Munich is toying with the idea of having Dajaku transition to right-back, with the intention of “converting him into a buccaneering full-back. A similar approach was taken with Alphonso Davies, and the Canadian youngster has thrived in a left-back berth.”
At wing, Dajaku’s path to first-team action at the Allianz Arena has quite a few notable roadblocks. Those barriers include Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sane, and potentially Ivan Perisic who could be back for another spell with the Bavarians.
Interestingly, Dajaku has spent the entirety of his quarantine and return to play living on the campus of Säbener Straße. Like any 19-year-old college student, Dajaku spent a lot of time with mates, who were also residing on campus: Sarpreet Singh, Woo-yeong Jeong Flavius Daniliuc. Dajaku had an interesting take on what it was like when the usually bustling campus became nearly empty.
“Suddenly it was quiet. Nothing was going on anymore,” said Dajaku. “You feel like you are in a haunted house.”
Regardless, Dajaku was recently selected to Germany’s U-20 squad and has showed great promise throughout his time on the Bayern Munich campus. With his talent and versatility seemingly ready for first-team football, perhaps Bayern Munich will find a mutually beneficial landing spot that will help Dajaku refine his skills and potentially return to Bavaria with a chance to make an impact at the Allianz Arena.