GdS: ‘Zirkzee postpones’ – Milan unfazed despite striker’s desire to wait

By Oliver Fisher -

Joshua Zirkzee has chosen to delay a decision on his future until next month and this has forced AC Milan to begin looking at other options, a report claims.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Zirkzee has expressed a desire to wait until the end of the European Championship before resolving the issue regarding which club he will play for next.

Milan are unfazed and are waiting, but the last few days have produced rumours that Manchester United called Zirkzee’s agents and asked for information about a possible transfer.

A year ago they bought Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for €70m but they are thinking of signing another young forward from Italy to support him, and Zirkzee is in their sights.

However, this is nothing new because United have been among the candidates to sign Zirkzee since the winter together with Arsenal and Milan. Juventus joined shortly after, when they got Thiago Motta.

Milan moved first and most concretely, getting into a good position to close, but. they are not willing to pay the €15m commissions requested and they are in no hurry to make a final call.

In fact, Milan want to wait and see if that demand will decrease by the end of Euro 2024 because if Kia Joorabchian does budge a bit, the deal will be done. If not, other routes will be explored.

Tags AC Milan Armando Broja Artem Dovbyk Jonathan David Luka Jovic Romelu Lukaku Samu Omorodion


  1. Zirkzee isn’t what we need. People mention Dovbyk but why not Jonathan Davids? 2 seasons in a row he scored 25+ goals. Fonseca knows him well, 1 year left on his deal, he won’t cost more than 30m.

    Otherwise lets look at Lukaku. We signed Giroud when he was 35 he did great. Lukaku is 31, knows Serie A well. He is 20-25 goal CF. Have him for 2-3 years until Camada is ready to take over!

    1. Dovbyk yes, David I’m on the fence about.

      Seems to be a penalty merchant. Now the squad probably does lack a reliable penalty taker, so that’s not a bad thing. But from open play he doesn’t score that much more than Zirkzee, who also is a) a superior link-man imho, b) noticeably bigger (think 5’9 against 6’4) and c) crucially acclimatised to Serie A.

      Dovbyk seems a killer finisher so even though he’s a different profile, I could see him doing well as a sole striker in our formation.

    2. Because you can get Dovbik! Highest scorer in Spain and you cant compare leagues really. Right? Did you see Dovbik play? His profile is exactly what we need. He is like better I mean younger but also in some respects (like speed)) better version of Giroud

    3. According to The Athletic (very reliable IMO), Jonathan David is targeting a move to England and isn’t currently considering Italy.

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