Official: Orlando City forward Daryl Dike transferred to West Bromwich Albion


UPDATE: January 1, 3:15 p.m. ET – Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike has joined England’s West Bromwich Albion side on a four-and-a-half-year contract, it was announced on Saturday.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, Orlando receives a transfer fee of $ 9.5 million, performance-based bonuses and 20% of any future sales.

Dike played a pivotal role in Orlando reaching the back-to-back Audi MLS Cup playoffs, scoring 19 goals and seven assists in all competitions. Also an aspiring forward for the United States Men’s National Team, he has scored three times in eight senior caps.

“We would like to thank Daryl for everything he has given to Orlando City throughout his time here,” executive vice president of football operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “From the moment we drafted him, we knew Daryl was a special talent, and that opportunity is both to the credit of his natural talent and for his dedication over the past two years. ‘he was able to develop here in Orlando and become the player he is today.

“While we know he will continue to do great things in his career, it is an honor to say that Daryl made his debut here in Orlando, that we have played an important role in helping him rise to this new challenge. challenge We wish Daryl all the best in this next chapter.