GERMAN winger Leon Dajaku may have been around some of the world's best players in his short career so far but he has spoken about of his delight at the prospect of playing at the Stadium of Light after completing a deadline day move to Sunderland.

Dajaku broke through the ranks at Stuttgart and made two appearances as a teenager for the Bundesliga side. 

Following a switch to Bayern in 2019, the winger featured heavily for Munich's second team where he's played over 40 games and scored seven goals at youth level. 

He was then given a run out from the substitutes bench for Munich in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg and a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Hertha Berlin as Bayern would go on to win a string of titles including the Bundesliga and the Champions League. 

Switching from German youth football to League One in England may be seen as a bold move by some but it's a step that Dajaku is fully expecting to take in his stride.

“From the youth football and the man football, it’s a different thing. So in the youth, you can play easier than in the man football so you have to be stronger when you play with the first-team and faster in your head so I think this is important to bring with you when you play with the first-team.

“When I played my first game in Stuttgart, I was 17 and it was amazing but also with the first game at Bayern Munich, it was also like the first game at Stuttgart. It was crazy with all the fans in the stadium, it was fantastic."

Sunderland have been no stranger to dipping into the youth market this summer with the additions of 17-year-old Callum Doyle from Manchester City, 19-year-old Dennis Cirkin from Tottenham Hotspur and 20-year-old Niall Huggins from Leeds United. 

However, Dajaku has had the luxury of being able to lean on the experience of some of the world's greatest players at Bayern Munich. 

“For me it was unbelievable to see the players like Thiago Alcantara, Joshua Kimmich Serge Gnabry, Manuel Neuer. It was like a film.

“I spoke a lot with Kimmich, Thomas Mueller. They always pushed me to give 100% but it was important to see how players like this are in training and how professional they are because they are big players and it’s interesting to see this. 

“In Bayern, it was a great time with a lot of titles and I hope to bring this luck here and also win a lot of titles."