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Update: Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee not interested in back-up role

Stuttgart have expressed interest in the Dutch striker, but it’s not that simple.

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Update: 10:40PM EST — Zirkzee doesn’t want to be an apprentice any longer

According to Sport1, Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee does not view being a back-up as an attractive option for this upcoming season:

According to SPORT1 information, those responsible for Bayern around Salihamidzic want to give him another chance of probation in the preparation. How Nagelsmann plans with him is not yet known. (REPORT: Zirkzee still hoping for a breakthrough at Bayern)

Zirkzee himself is primarily concerned with his future planning about match practice, a role as a back-up is actually not in his interest - which makes a future with the top-class Munich team seem rather difficult to imagine.

Possible buyers for the 21-year-old are VfB Stuttgart (in the event that Sasa Kalajdzic leaves) and Ajax Amsterdam (in the event that Sébastien Haller leaves). The only thing that is clear so far is that there will be no quick decision in the Zirkzee cause.


VfB Stuttgart have expressed their interest in signing Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee. It won’t be a simple process though. The Dutch striker won’t leave easily since he needs to wait on the conclusion of others in that same position. Basically, his future depends on what will happen with Lewandowski this summer, as well as if Bayern signs another player in his position.

The Dutch striker just spent a season on loan with RSC Anderlecht and had a successful stint scoring 15 goals and eight assists in the league. The 21-year-old talent is valued at just over 10 million euros and would be a great sale for the Bavarians if they can get the right price. Zirkzee hasn’t developed the way they anticipated but could still be worth a few bucks.

A sale is probably best for both parties, but of course, Lewandowski’s future is what the entire deal would rely upon. It’s still hard to predict what might happen there. Clearly, Zirkzee’s season on loan has done good for the Dutch striker.