AC Milan are looking for a new No.9 and Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee has been linked with the Rossoneri in recent months. However, they could face tough competition from Bayern Munich, as a report claims.
Zirkzee left Bayern Munich to join Bologna in the summer of 2022, with the Italian side paying around €8m for his services. It was money well spent, with the Dutchman bagging eight goals and four assists so far this season after a modest first year.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan and Napoli are closely following the 22-year-old’s progress but in the summer, they could face tough competition from Bayern Munich. When the latter sold the player, they added a percentage on the future capital gain, as well as a right of first refusal.
All of this means that the German side can get Zirkzee for less money than the competitors. There is also a €40m release clause in the striker’s contract, although that is a high price to pay for someone who has had just one good season (not even that).
In short, a lot will depend on Bayern Munich’s strategy and whether they need Zirkzee or not. Milan are keeping tabs on the situation and also have other No.9 targets on their wish list, such as Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy.