Barnsley are unlikely to sign Orlando City loanee striker Daryl Dike on a permanent deal, according to The Athletic.
The Tykes are reportedly unwilling to trigger Dikes’s buyout clause which stands at $20 million. Barnsley have a low spend strategy and they’re unlikely to deviate from this, even if they were to shock everyone and earn promotion to the Premier League.
The 20-year-old has surprised everyone with his goal scoring form since arriving at the club. Dike has been a real hit with the Yorkshire club and has scored five goals in 11 games. Due to his scintillating form, there are other clubs who are also interested in his services for the next campaign.
The American has kept his head down and has worked hard to become a popular figure at Oakwell and Barnsley fans are really hoping that their club can sign the exciting youngster on a permanent basis. However, the club’s transfer model of low-spending can become the main reason in striking an eight-figure deal to sign him.
Dike came into the limelight after scoring eight goals in 22 games for Orlando in all competitions last season. The striker joined the club in January 2020 and have previously played for Virginia Cavaliers and OKC Energy FC.
The frontman has become a vital cog in a noticeably short time and showed no signs of struggle in adapting to life in England. The Edmond-born striker has helped Barnsley’s rise into the play-offs under Valerien Ismael.
Dike’s first priority will be to help his team gain promotion to Premier League and then assess his options in the summer.