With his status in limbo for about a month now, Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee finally appears closer to making a move.
According to Sky Germany reporter Max Bielefeld, both Everton and Parma have submitted an offer over €10 million that would see Zirkzee initially change on a loan with the destination club holding an option to buy the young Dutchman:
Update Zirkzee: It's a straight race between Everton and Parma, according to Sky sources. Both made a formal bid of over 10m€ for the player (loan + option/obligation). Player would be happy with both options. Now @FCBayern has to take a decision #TransferUpdate pic.twitter.com/7rhDYuK1jF— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) January 26, 2021
As noted above, Sky is reporting that Zirkzee would be happy to move to either club. Clearly, the lack of available playing time and his third spot on the striker depth chart have the 19-year-old seeking a club where he can play more at this key developmental juncture of his career.
Bayern Munich might have made its contingency move already to bolster its organizational depth at striker as it announced the signing of former FC Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin earlier today. Oberlin, of course, will play with Bayern Munich II in 3. Liga, but his presence — along with that of Fiete Arp and Lenn Jastremski — afford the Bavarians the ability to move Zirkzee.
Juventus has also been loosely linked to Zirkzee, but appears to be in a distant third place of this competition.