Two loans were signed on the last day of the summer transfer window involving Bayern Munich and Sunderland. In the first, Bayern loaned goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann to England’s third division club for the season. In the second, Bayern sold Leon Dajaku to Union Berlin, and the capital club turned around and loaned him to Sunderland for the season.
Hoffmann, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the current season, has reportedly signed an extension with Bayern until the summer of 2023, according to Kicker. With the one-season loan, Sunderland has an obligation to buy clause in the contract that if they are promoted they have to buy Hoffmann.
“It’s a great feeling to sign with the club and I can’t wait to meet the players and the staff. I’m looking to develop as a player and Sunderland has given me the best opportunity to do so,” said Hoffman. “It will be a special feeling to play in front of 30,000 fans every week at the Stadium of Light.”
Hoffmann is expected to be the club’s starting goalkeeper in the future.
As stated above, two transactions must have occurred to bring Dajaku to Sunderland. First, Union had to make Dajaku’s loan permanent after only six months (it was an 18-month loan). Now he has a one-year loan from Sunderland.
“Due to injury and illness, it was difficult for Leon to make his way through the team. That is why we are happy to take this path with him, to be able to give him the playing experience he wants, ”said Oliver Ruhnert, Director General of the Union. “We consider this step to be useful for its further development. “
Dajaku looks excited to travel to England. “I have always looked towards football in England and have always wanted to come here so when I heard I could it felt like the right step. I saw some of the games and that the number of fans that come to the Premier League is crazy, but that’s what I love – having the fans pushing you. It’s very nice to sign for Sunderland and I’m very proud to be here.