According to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Leon Dajaku’s loan assignment to Union Berlin has a very affordable purchase option for Eisern Union. Bayern Munich, however, covered all of their bases and reportedly included a buy-back clause in the loan agreement.
For just €2.5 million, Union Berlin could procure Dajaku, who has terrific speed and skill, but has not always made the best decisions on the pitch:
Update #Dajaku: Union Berlin has got an option to buy: Around €2,5m! The final price depends on his matches. But #FCBayern has got a buy-back clause in the future. @SPORT1 : @Transfermarkt pic.twitter.com/4pSLAcQY7x— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 2, 2021
Financial details on what the buy-back cost were not available at the time of this posting.
Regardless, Dajaku’s case will be interesting to watch unfold. At Bayern Munich, Dajaku is a surplus part at the moment. Even with the expected departure of Douglas Costa after this season, the Bavarians is expected to have four first-team wings on the roster in Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and Jamal Musiala.
Dajaku does, however, have the capability to play left-wing, striker, and attacking midfield/second striker. Because of his speed and creativity, Bayern Munich actually had even toyed with the idea of making Dajaku a right-back in hopes of replicating the “winger turned outside-back” maneuver that it did with Alphonso Davies.
That notion, though, never seemed to take flight and Dajaku spent the first half of the season as a fearless, but sometimes careless forward for Bayern Munich II.
What happens from here is anyone’s guess, but it is clear that the aggressive and creative 19-year-old seems like he could be a dynamic fit in Berlin.