CorSport: Milan handed huge boost in Zirkzee pursuit – terms of clause revealed

Some interesting news has emerged this morning regarding the future of Joshua Zirkzee and more specifically the terms of his deal with Bologna.

We published an article as part of our early access on Substack last night which revealed the news that Milan are very much working under the radar to sign Zirkzee, with concrete talks having taken place.

Now, this morning’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via Radio Rossonera) has provided some important news on the Dutch striker. They claim that he has a release clause of €40m, which applies to everyone.

In the background remains the possibility that Bayern Munich decide to make use of their right of first refusal, but with Harry Kane leading the line they don’t really need another striker. It was thought only the Bundesliga side could trigger the €40m clause, but the paper claims otherwise.

Instead, the player’s clause has been extended to everyone meaning that any club can show up with €40m and land him, even if it should be remembered that Bayern have retained a right of first refusal on the player, as well as 45% of the proceeds on his resale.

A plausible scenario is that Bayern would evaluate the possibility of bringing him back to Munich and then selling him to another club, which is something that we mentioned as being a possibility in our update yesterday.

In this case the figure could even rise to €50m and the one who would gain above all would be the agent Kia Joorabchian, who has already managed to obtain the extension of the clause. Bologna will earn around €21m from the sale of their No.9.