By Kevin Phillips

23rd Sep, 2021 | 6:39pm

Phillips delivers verdict on Dajaku debut after 'speaking to people' at Sunderland

Kevin Phillips has claimed “there it a lot more to come” from Leon Dajaku after his Sunderland debut.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Stadium of Light legend backed the 20-year-old to be “a good signing and a good asset” for the club in years to come.

Sunderland signed Dajaku on loan with an option to buy from Union Berlin last month.

The winger made his debut on Tuesday night as the Black Cats booked their place in the EFL Cup round of 16 with a 2-0 win at Wigan Athletic.

As quoted by the Chronicle, Sunderland boss Lee Johnson heaped praise on Dajaku’s “excellent” debut.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the German forward’s display, Phillips said: “It is one of those.

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“It is tough when you have not played for a while. He is clearly not fully fit so there is a lot more to come, of course.

“It was an OK performance from him but he didn’t set the world alight. I wouldn’t get too carried away just yet.

“I think there is something there though, there is potential. Every signing that has come in so far has done excellently. From speaking to people at the club a few weeks ago they said it would take him a little bit of time to get up to speed.

“There is certainly more to come from him on the evidence of Tuesday’s runout. I think he’ll turn out to be a good signing and a good asset for Sunderland.”

In other news, Phillips has revealed the details of Sunderland boardroom talks pre-Accrington.