Orlando City SC loan Daryl Dike to England’s Barnsley

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Loan

Orlando City SC have sent forward Daryl Dike to English side Barnsley on a short-term loan, the membership introduced Monday. The deal features a clause wherein Orlando can recall the forward. 

Dike, 20, was among the many league’s brightest breakout stars in 2020. After being chosen with the No. 5 general decide within the SuperDraft, Dike broke into Orlando’s first team and had eight goals and 4 assists in 17 appearances. He additionally earned quite a few call-ups to the US national team.

“Daryl had an amazing rookie season with us right here in Orlando, one which helped lead our Club to the postseason and, on a private level, be rewarded with a number of call-ups to the U.S. Men’s National Team,” Orlando EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a membership assertion. “We consider this chance with Barnsley will current one other step in his career, to not solely develop in a new footballing atmosphere, however to challenge himself in a new country and we’re excited for him to bring these learnings back to us right here in Orlando.”

Barnsley presently sit twelfth within the Championship, eight points behind sixth place, which might earn a spot within the promotion playoffs. The top two golf equipment within the Championship earn promotion to the Premier League, whereas third by sixth enter a playoff to find out the final promoted membership. 

Dike was reportedly drawing interest from Club Brugge earlier this year, whereas Barnsley had been among the many teams who had hoped to sign Reggie Cannon from FC Dallas earlier than he moved to Boavista.

“Orlando has helped me a lot in my career in such a short time, and working collectively to offer this chance for me is just one other instance of that,” Dike said. “I’m very grateful to have a deal that might be useful for each myself and the membership. I’m excited to continue my improvement and sustain my fitness whereas with Barnsley and look forward to bringing what I be taught back to Orlando to continue our success right here in MLS.”

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