After a few clutch performances last season, Dutch youngster Joshua Zirkzee seemed poised to become a successor to Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich some day. However, things haven’t gone too smoothly for the teenager, and now a move away to either Frankfurt or the Netherlands is apparently on the cards.
According to a (very) short report by kicker, people at the club feel that Zirkzee has to do more to justify his role at the club, and that Bayern are open to selling him. Eintracht Frankfurt are confirmed to be interested, as they see the Dutchman as a replacement for the recently departed Bas Dost. Meanwhile, Eredivise club Heracles Almelo are also said to be in the mix.
What’s new about this report? Well, this is the first time we’ve heard concrete evidence that Bayern are ready to sell Zirkzee, not just loan him out. That means that the club really don’t see a future for him in Munich at the moment, even as a backup to Lewandowski. Earlier reports at least claimed that Bayern wanted to include a buy-back clause in the striker’s contract — which shows that the bosses still see his talent as something that could come good in the future. After all, the kid’s only 19 — not everyone develops into a superstar at that age. Regular game time at a new club could help him reach his potential.