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

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Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee might finally get his wish for more playing time.

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After some tough negotiations that almost saw the deal fall through, Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee looks set to sign a six-month loan agreement with Parma.

The deal itself is not exactly what Bayern Munich wanted. Zirkzee will head to Parma for six months and the Italian club will 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 into a tweet:

Sport Bild chief reporter Tobi Altschaffl also confirmed the deal and indicated that Zirkzee is happy to be leaving Bayern Munich, where he did not see much of an 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 saw no more chance of playing at Bayern.#fcbayern

Finally, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano squeeze out even more of the finer details, including Bayern Munich reportedly set to receive 7.5% of any future sale of Zirkzee:

Zirkzee, who failed to impress this season, had a short explosion of opportunistic play in the 2019/2020 campaign, but has been wildly inconsistent ever since. A move seems to be the best thing for all parties involved. At one point both Everton and Juventus were linked to Zirkzee, but the Dutchman likely has a better chance to play at Parma, which is currently 19th in the Serie A table.

As Bielefeld stated, a medical exam is expected to happen on Monday.