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Sunderland’s Leon Dajaku credits Bayern Munich stars for his progress

Leon Dajaku will try to prove his mettle in England.

Sunderland Unveil New Signing Leon Dajaku Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich attacker Leon Dajaku has had a heck of a ride this summer.

Originally, Dajaku was on loan from Bayern Munich with Union Berlin, but things took a quick turn earlier this week. Union Berlin exercised its option to buy and sent Dajaku off to Sunderland on loan.

And, nope, this is not some new age footy edition of “Flip or Flop?”

Despite all of the moving parts, Dajaku is happy to be suiting up for Sunderland as he weaves his way though his own professional journey.

“From the youth football and the man football, it’s a different thing. So in the youth, you can play easier than in the man football so you have to be stronger when you play with the first-team and faster in your head so I think this is important to bring with you when you play with the first-team,” Dajaku told The Northern Echo. “When I played my first game in Stuttgart, I was 17 and it was amazing but also with the first game at Bayern Munich, it was also like the first game at Stuttgart. It was crazy with all the fans in the stadium, it was fantastic.”

Dajaku was appreciative for his time at Bayern Munich — especially with being able to work with world class players on a daily basis.

“For me it was unbelievable to see the players like Thiago Alcantara, Joshua Kimmich Serge Gnabry, Manuel Neuer. It was like a film. I spoke a lot with Kimmich, Thomas Müller. They always pushed me to give 100% but it was important to see how players like this are in training and how professional they are because they are big players and it’s interesting to see this,” said Dajaku. “In Bayern, it was a great time with a lot of titles and I hope to bring this luck here and also win a lot of titles.”