One of the last remaining chips to fall in this transfer season is whether or not Bayern Munich will be able to loan out Joshua Zirkzee.
Zirkzee, whose role as back-up to Robert Lewandowski has seemingly been usurped by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, was rumored to be heading to Feyenoord, but things might have cooled per reports out of the Netherlands. While Feyenoord is not completely out of the mix by any means, the hold-up is allegedly related to Bayern Munich’s willingness to absorb more of Zirkzee’s wages.
Per a report from Dutch outlet Voetbal Primeur (captured from the Dick Voormekaar Podcast of Voetbal International), Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen declared that his club “will do nothing more during this transfer period.” Is that hardline negotiating stance or legitimate? We should soon find out as the Dutch transfer window closes today.
That news was described as “a hard blow” for trainer Dick Advocaat, who “hoped the Rotterdammers would make an attempt to bring Zirkzee to the Stadium Club.”
A hard blow for Dick, indeed. We see you working Voetbal Primeur.
Anyway, the Twitter account @FeyenoordTM (Feyenoord Transfermarkt) is reporting that “multiple” Eredivisie teams are involved in the bidding for Zirkzee.
Multiple @eredivisie clubs are ‘in talks’ with @FCBayern and camp #Zirkzee . It is therefore expected that the 19-year-old striker will play at the highest level in the Netherlands next season.
Lastly, FC Köln was in contact with Bayern Munich per a report from Bild, but was unable to get a deal done prior to the transfer deadline in Germany. The Bavarians were initially hesitant to part ways with Zirkzee prior to signing Choupo-Moting, but the timing of Choupo-Moting’s deal did not leave Die Geißböcke enough time to get back in thebidding on Zirkzee.