Report: Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee ready for Parma loan


After tough negotiations that nearly derailed the deal, Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee looks set to sign a six-month loan deal with Parma.

The deal itself isn’t exactly what Bayern Munich wanted. Zirkzee will travel to Parma for six months and the Italian club reportedly hold an ‘option to buy’ the 19-year-old Dutchman. The Bavarians, however, were more keen for Parma to hold an “obligation to buy” the striker.

Sky’s Max Bielefeld broke down the whole saga in one tweet:

Sport Bild’s chief reporter Tobi Altschaffl also confirmed the deal and indicated that Zirkzee was happy to leave Bayern Munich, where he didn’t really see the opportunity to play:

Now confirmed by Joshua Zirkzee: After tough negotiations with Parma, the striker will be loaned out, but there is no obligation to buy. Zirkzee is happy, he no longer saw any chance of playing for Bayern.#fcbayern

Finally, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed even more details, including Bayern Munich who are expected to receive 7.5% of any future Zirkzee sales:

Zirkzee, who has failed to impress this season, had a short burst of opportunistic play in the 2019/20 campaign but has been wildly inconsistent ever since. A move seems like the best thing for all parties involved. At one point, Everton and Juventus were linked with Zirkzee, but the Dutchman probably has a better chance of playing for Parma, who are currently 19th in the Serie A table.

As Bielefeld said, a medical examination should take place on Monday.

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