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Official: Bayern Munich’s Leon Dajaku moves to Union Berlin on loan deal with option to buy

In a move that has been anticipated for days, Bayern Munich’s Leon Dajaku is headed to Union Berlin on a loan deal, which will afford Eisern Union an option to buy the player.

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After days of speculation, Bayern Munich’s Leon Dajaku passed his physical examination earlier today and inked a deal with Union Berlin.

Dajaku will join Eisern Union and could be set for a permanent deal as Union Berlin acknowledged it will have an option to buy the skilled, yet mercurial, 19-year-old.

Dajaku was ecstatic to make the move to a destination where he could be in-line for first-team minutes.

“I am convinced that the move to Berlin is currently the right one for me,” said Dajaku. “At Union, I have the opportunity to gain a foothold in the Bundesliga and show myself at the highest level. The team has played an extraordinary season so far and I am delighted to be part of this team now.”

Union Berlin managing director Oliver Ruhnert is equally excited to being in Dajaku.

“Leon is a highly talented young player who has proven his skills not only in the youth field, but also in the men’s field,” said Ruhnert. “Leon is fast, technically inclined and can be used flexibly on the offense. We are therefore convinced that he can take the next development steps with us and will also help us in the Bundesliga.”

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