Bayern Munich loan out players in the hopes of getting valuable experience and that they may replace the current first team players someday. Sometimes, they sell them and insert a buy-back clause which is the case of Joshua Zirkzee. The Dutchman is currently playing for Bologna and the Bavarians have attached a clause which allows them to bring him back. However, he’s not moving now or later:
Bayern will not make a decision on [whether to activate] the buy-back clause for Joshua Zirkzee until June. For now, Bologna guarantee that the striker will not leave the club in January.
– Fabrizio Romano and Caught Offside as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia
The Rekordmeister is currently enjoying Harry Kane’s goalscoring exploits supported by Mathys Tel. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is also there, but he might leave the club in the summer. Zirkzee returning as a finished product is an interesting prospect but Bayern might have moved on at that point.