USMNT forward Daryl Dike wanted by Serie A clubs
Daryl Dike is a wanted man because the Orlando City and USMNT forward has a lot of interest in this MLS offseason.
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Dike, 21, caused a sensation on loan at Barnsley last season as he spent four months with the English Championship club and scored nine times in 19 outings as the Tykes sealed an unexpected playoff spot but haven’t reached the Premier League as they haven’t exercised their option to permanently sign the USMNT futures contract.
That meant Dike returned to Orlando City and in an injury-stricken campaign, he scored 10 goals in 18 outings for the Florida club in 2021 while they are in the MLS Cup playoffs.
All eyes will be on Daryl Dike to see what he does in January after the 2021 MLS season ends.
Dike has fallen down the pecking order with USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter (despite decent Gold Cup outings this summer), but there is clearly an opportunity for him to work his way into the squad. men’s national championship before the 2022 World Cup. Qatar Cup.
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How many Italian clubs are interested in Dike?
A report by Fabrizio Romano on CBS Sports indicates that several Serie A clubs are interested in signing Daryl Dike.
Romano believes at least 2-3 Serie A clubs are watching Dike closely and if they don’t move for him in January, they will move for him this summer.
With Weston McKennie’s success at Juventus, as well as impressive Gianluca Busio and Tanner Tessmann at Venezia, it looks like Serie A is a very good landing point for young Americans right now.
We know the Bundesliga used to be that league, but Serie A is now becoming a very good place for the young stars of USMNT to develop and get playing time immediately.
By speculating on what kind of club Dike might move to, could the US-owned group from Venezia take a step? Maybe a team like Sassuolo would be a good choice? Or maybe even Atalanta, who has a reputation for improving players? Dike would be a fantastic support for Duvan Zapata. What about Fiorentina? If Dusan Vlahovic passes in January, Dike could have an instant starting spot.
Would it be a good move for the young American striker?
it all depends on the club Dike would end up in and his playing time. That’s the key.
Watch all the young stars of USMNT who have developed and taken their game to a new level at the start of their European odyssey. They have all played regularly and have found a place that is meaningful to them. They didn’t go to the big clubs for fun.
From Gio Reyna in Dortmund to Tyler Adams at RB Leipzig and Joe Scally at Borussia Mönchengladbach to Weston McKennie in Schalke and Gianluca Busio in Venezia, there was a clear plan with their trips to Europe and they went to clubs where they could play. week, week and expand.
Dike has to find this and it could be in Serie A, but he will also have plenty of contenders from the Premier League or maybe even the Premier League given the goals he scored last season. Dike will have options in January and it’s about making the right choice.
Report: USMNT forward Daryl Dike wanted by Serie A clubs originally appeared on NBCSports.com