Daryl Dike Completes West Brom move
Daryl Dike has completed his move from MLS club Orlando City on Saturday to the Championship side. Dike, who is considered one of the fast-rising USA stars, has switched allegiance to the English side, seeking an instant promotion back to the Premier League. The Baggies completed the signing of the young striker to add firepower to their attacking option.
West Bromwich Albion currently occupies the fourth position in the second tier of the English football league and is looking for an instant return to the most prominent league in the country after they relegated the previous season.
“Albion is delighted to confirm the permanent transfer of United States of America international Daryl Dike from Orlando City, subject to international clearance,” West Brom affirmed on the club’s official website.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 1, 2022
“The 21-year-old striker, who joins the Baggies for an undisclosed fee, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at The Hawthorns.
“Dike netted 11 goals in 19 MLS appearances last season and has earned eight caps for his country.
“He again teams up with head coach Valerien Ismael after firing Barnsley to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs with nine goals in 19 fixtures during a four-month loan spell at Oakwell the last term.”
What to expect from Dike
Var247 gathered that Dike joined Orlando City in 2020 and has since risen to prominence in Major League Soccer. In his debut season, he scored 8 goals in 17 appearances, which made him be ranked third among the young star players in the league.
Daryle Dike was born in Edmond, Oklahoma. He played the round leather game at Edmond North High School, where he was the captain of the side from his second season onward. he was a three-time Oklahoma Offensive Player of the Year, where he scored an Oklahoma 6A state record 70 goals and helped his team win a state championship. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Oklahoma in 2018.
The USA prodigy played for OKC Energy U23 in the PDL during the 2018 season between high school and college soccer (football), making four appearances and scoring three goals