Tuttosport: Two reasons why Milan believe they can beat Juventus to Zirkzee

By Isak Möller -

Joshua Zirkzee has been on AC Milan’s radar for several months and with a significant No.9 investment expected in the summer, he’s one of the key targets. However, the Rossoneri will face the competition from league rivals Juventus. 

Zirkzee has been one of the revelations in Serie A this season, just like the entire Bologna team, with 12 goals and 7 assists. He’s perhaps not a bomber, i.e. a prolific goalscorer, but he’s a very important player tactically as he often drops down.

According to today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Juventus are indeed very interested but Milan have already had concrete talks with Zirkzee’s entourage. They are very keen on the Dutchman and will most certainly make a move this summer.

The Rossoneri believe that they can beat the Bianconeri for two reasons: the Zlatan Ibrahimovic factor and the inclusion of Alexis Saelemaekers. The latter is currently on loan at Bologna and they intend to redeem him, so financially speaking it will soften Zirkzee’s high price tag.

The financial ‘boost’ is something that Juventus don’t have for the time being, so Milan are very optimistic in their pursuit. However, also depending on the next manager, a lot could change between now and the end of the season.

Tags AC Milan Bologna Joshua Zirkzee Juventus


  1. I don’t know if he should be the one that leads us next season, because the more I watch him play the more I think he is a Supporting Striker and we already have Someone like Okafor for that. I think we need a different profile except we get a manager that probably plays something like 4-4-2.

    I see Zirkzee as someone that would give us a lot of assists and chip in the goals but not a guaranteed16-20 goals a season. Anyway, hope I am wrong and he is always welcome.

  2. O.K. ! Can someone explain to me how they intend to beat Arsenal and their offer of 60 million euros + 6 million euros in wages that the media is talking about!?

  3. Little confused why Juve want him. Anyone can see that they should be playing with wingers and not two st and they already have a top nine

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