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As expected, Joshua Zirkzee is headed back to Bayern Munich

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The young Dutchman is on his way back to Germany.

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According to Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich loanee Joshua Zirkzee will return to Germany after a miserable loan stint at Parma Calcio 1913.

Zirkzee left Bavarian with hope of establishing himself in Serie A, but the rangy 19-year-old hit a major wall in Italy. Unable to really establish himself on the pitch, Zirkzee eventually injured his medical collateral ligament (MCL), which effectively shut down his season.

The good news is that Zirkzee will not need surgery on his knee, but the bad news is that he is returning to a club that does not have room for him:

While Bayern Munich might struggle to offer Zirkzee an opportunity with the first team, Everton might be able to find room for young, promising striker, who is probably looking for a fresh start and an opportunity to prove himself.

Whatever happens, Bayern Munich likely will not be able to get much in return for Zirkzee should the club sell him. Valued at €9 million by Transfermarkt, Bayern Munich might be lucky to get half of that for Zirkzee at this point.