MN: Zirkzee’s test ‘passed with flying colours’ – he is within Milan’s parameters

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan leadership had the chance to watch Joshua Zirkzee up close on Saturday night, and he certainly left an impression at San Siro.

Antonio Vitiello describes Zirkzee’s performance in his column for MilanNews as a ‘test passed with flying colours’. The Dutchman proved to be a player capable of making a difference even in front of over 70,000 fans, having done so against both Inter and Milan.

Elegant, strong athletically and technically, there is a feeling that Zirkzee has what it takes to be the future No.9 for a top team. He is not an elite scorer yet, but eight goals and two assists in the league, plus one goal and two assists in the Coppa Italia is not bad for a 22-year-old.

There are those who rightly point out that Milan need certainties, a striker with at least 20 goals per season, but that type of attacker costs three times as much and will have a salary that is ‘probably not in line with the RedBird project’ as per Vitiello.

Zirkzee’s price is currently around €40m, and even if there is strong competition in the Premier League he is within Milan’s parameters in terms of salary too.

Furthermore, the Rossoneri could use Alexis Saelemaekers as a counterpart to lower costs according to the journalist.

These are issues that will be addressed later, at the moment there is a strong appreciation for the Dutchman and the desire to keep the door open.

Tags AC Milan Joshua Zirkzee


  1. I feel like Zee rumors will persist until the summer when inevitably Bayern recalls him and all this foreplay will have been for nothing… LMAO!!!

  2. i think the whole 20 goals a season that people throw around is unrealistic af.. there are about 5,6 ST that will guarantee that. And they all cost a lot.

    4 example Osi or Vlahović would cost a lot and they do not guarantee 20 goals a season..

    Zirkzee would be a very wise investment imao and if they can go for it they should.

    1. Yh plus he is only 22 and we can make him score more goals in the future.He has 8 serie a goals this season.Is prob gonna score around 15 at the end,wich still is good.Zlatan werent a real goalscorer until he was 25 maybe older.Zirkzee is already scoring and he can be really really good belive me

      1. Thats what people say about him. Reality is his goal count, so far, has not been all that impressive. He is only a 20yo but should Milan buy him and wait 3 years for him to get to a higher lvl?

        Meanwhile Zirkzee is ready, right now, to take the next step. Probably.

        1. Correct assessment of d situation… Zirkzee is ready and already has serie A experience… Sesko na long thing..even d sesko dey bench for Leipzig dis season…

  3. Why is it that Acmilan cannot afford players without a swap? Acmilan beware, inter Milan can snatch him just as Thuram’s deal last year. My advice to the club owners is to sell the club to someone richer if they cannot afford good players. please stop the rumour things.

    1. Snatch with what money ? Thuram just free transfer while zirk cost 40m euro ,inter need to sell one player to buy 40m euro player

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