TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
According to Pablo Maurer of The Athletic, D.C. rejected a loan bid from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen this past winter. The deal reportedly would have came with option to buy.
Bayer Leverkusen tried to nab #DCU midfielder Chris Durkin on loan this past winter. United turned their loan offer down. On @TheAthleticSCCR, I dig into the issue DC now faces - they gotta play the kid, and sooner than later: https://t.co/68JA2rXTZm— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) April 12, 2019
Durkin, 19, has played just 30 minutes this season across three substitute appearances. Last season, he made 23 appearances (16 starts) after making his MLS debut.
The Homegrown midfielder is expected to have a chance at more minutes in the immediate future as fixture congestion settles in. Saturday's trip to face the Colorado Rapids will mark the Black and Red's third game in a week.
Leverkusen currently sit ninth in the Bundesliga table, three points behind sixth place and its resulting spot in UEFA Europa League Qualifying next season.