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Club knock back significant Premier League bid for on-loan Barnsley man

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Orlando City have rejected an offer for striker Daryl Dike from one Premier League club, a report from BBC Sport has claimed.

Dike joined Barnsley on loan from Orlando until the end of the season back in the January transfer window, and has since gone on to score three goals in eight league appearances for the Championship promotion hopefuls.

Now it seems as though Dike’s performances at Oakwell have started to attract attention from even further up the English football pyramid.

According to this latest report, Orlando have knocked back a bid for Dike from a Premier League top six club, said to be worth in the region of $10million.

It is thought that Dike does have a release clause in his contract with the MLS club, which would allow him to leave Orlando for $20million.

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However, it seems the American outfit are not planning for that to happen, with Orlando reportedly set to recall Dike from his loan spell in Yorkshire when the MLS season begins on the 2st April.

The Verdict

It is probably not a surprise that interest in Dike is already starting to grow.

The striker has been really impressive during his loan spell with Barnsley so far, playing an important part in their promotion push over the past couple of months.

Indeed, at 20-years-old, it is also worth noting that he still has plenty of time to improve his game even further, meaning he could certainly be an asset at a high level for many years to come.

With that in mind, it may be no huge surprise that the race for his signature already appears to have begun, since clubs are not going to want to risk missing out on a promising player who may not be available as cheaply again in his career.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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