Since joining Bayern from Feyenoord Youth in what was a £135k deal back in 2017, Zirkzee has so far gone on to make 17 appearances for the club, scoring four goals and providing one assist along the way.
The £8.1 million-rated 19-year-old has highly impressed throughout his time in Bayern’s youth sides, scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists over 19 appearances for the U17 side, scoring 16 goals and providing four assists over 21 appearances for the U19 team and scoring six goals and providing nine assists over 32 appearances for Bayern Munich II.
According to Sky Germany, Everton have made an offer for the Netherlands U21 international, which is reported to be a loan deal that would include either a purchase option or obligation, with the potential fee stated as being ‘more than €10 million’.
And, Everton’s interest in Zirkzee was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano claimed that the forward will make a decision on his future in the coming days.
He said: “He’s an amazing player. Everton fans are texting me every day to ask about Zirkzee. We have explained that Parma and Everton are fighting to sign the player.
“At the moment it’s not decided yet, but it won’t take so long. I think in the next two or three days he will make a decision. Just because it’s two different projects. So, he’s going to decide [between] the biggest club or the project to go with the future.
“I hope that Zirkzee can make the right decision for his future between Everton and Parma, but I think in the next two or three days, he will decide.”
Would Zirkzee be a good signing for Everton?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Joshua Zirkzee…
From Romano’s comments, it would seem as if Everton fans will not have much longer to wait to see whether or not Zirkzee will indeed be joining their club this month, as the journalist claims a decision will be made by the 19-year-old in the coming days.
However, considering the fact that the striker has not had much experience of playing at a senior level, in our opinion, should Zirkzee indeed join Everton, we would not expect him to be an overly regular part of Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team throughout the remainder of this season.