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Joshua Zirkzee set to be loaned as Bayern Munich sign Choupo-Moting (Update: Feyenoord expresses interest)

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A good move for the youngster — better to go out on loan than sit on Bayern’s bench.

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According to a report by kicker, Bayern Munich will loan Joshua Zirkzee before the transfer window closes on October 5. The arrival of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to serve as backup to Robert Lewandowski means that the young Dutchman no longer has any space on the squad. A loan would help him get minutes and develop his game.

There are zero details in the kicker article, which makes it seem like speculation at times. No word on a loan destination for Zirkzee — presumably 2.Bundesliga and Eredivise clubs may be interested. Bayern already have several youngsters loaned to those leagues, with Sarpreet Singh and Christian Fruchtl at Nurnberg, Lars Lukas Mai at Darmstadt, and Oliver Batista Meier at SC Heerenveen. The idea that Zirkzee could join one of his former Bayern II teammates isn’t too far-fetched.

Going out on loan will be a good move for the Dutchman, as he shouldn’t be sitting behind Lewandowski and Chouyepo-Moting at such a young age. He needs minutes to develop, and hopefully the Bayern bosses can find the right club to see out his development. In the best-case scenario, he has a great season like Adrian Fein did at Hamburg, and comes back as a better player than when he left.

There’s lots of transfer activity going on before deadline day, and today’s a game day as well. Keep your eyes on Bavarian Football Works as we bring you all the latest on Bayern Munich news.


Update

Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat says they might take Zirkzee on loan.

If it suits me, we will make an attempt to hire Zirkzee. Bayern benefits from him playing and the salary is often not a problem in a loan.

Feyenoord would be a great destination for him. Let’s hope the bosses pull through.