Orlando City SC loan striker Daryl Dike to England club Barnsley
ORLANDO, Florida (February 1, 2021) – Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike will join England side Barnsley FC on a short-term loan with conditional recall right, it was announced today. Barnsley, based in South Yorkshire, is a member of the EFL Championship, the second highest football division in England.
“Daryl has had a great rookie season with us here in Orlando, a season that has helped lead our club to the playoffs and on a personal level has been recognized with several calls to the US Men’s National Team.” , Orlando City EVP of Soccer Operations says Luiz Muzzi. “We believe this opportunity with Barnsley will represent another step in his career, not only to develop in a new football environment, but to challenge himself in a new country and we are delighted that he brings those learnings back to us here at Orlando.. “
“Orlando has helped me so much in my career in such a short period of time, and working together to give me this opportunity is just another example of that,” said Dike. “I am very grateful to have an agreement which will be beneficial for me and for the Club. I am excited to continue to develop and maintain my fitness with Barnsley and look forward to bringing what I learned back to Orlando to continue our success here in MLS.
Dike, 20, was selected by the No.5 Lions overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft at the University of Virginia. A finalist for AT&T MLS Young Player of the Year, Dike ended his rookie campaign with eight goals and four assists in 22 appearances in all competitions.
The Edmond, Oklahoma native made his debut for the United States Men’s National Team on Jan.31, entering the game as a second-half substitute against Trinidad and Tobago.
TRANSACTION: Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike on loan at Barnsley FC