Daryl Dike has spurred interest from EPL seasons, thanks to his hot streak. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
As a rookie with Orlando City SC in 2020, Daryl Dike scored eight goals in 17 appearances.
Believe it or not, he is on a better pace as a loan player with Barnsley in the English Championship.
The 20-year-old forward struck for both goals in Barnsley’s 2-1 victory over Luton Town Monday, giving him an impressive seven goals in 13 matches since he joined the club on loan Feb. 1.
KEEP GOING DARYL! 😀🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/DFtTTbnUbi
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) April 5, 2021
He snapped a scoreless tie in the 27th minute before lifting Barnsley to a 2-0 advantage in the 59th minute.
Dike, a member of the U.S. men’s national team, has helped Barnsley moved into the promotion race in the league as it is in fifth place with 68 points, trailing Brentford and Swansea City by one.
While Barnsley is a longshot for automatic promotion to the English Premier League, it must secure at least a sixth-place finish to enter the playoffs to battle for a spot in the top tier in May.
There is little doubt that Dike’s price for a permanent transfer to an English club, most likely in the Premier League, has risen considerably. Orlando Sentinel sportswriter Julie Poe reported that Orlando City is seeking $20 million for Dike.