Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed Everton’s interest in Bayern Munich centre-forward, Joshua Zirkzee.
Since joining Bayern from Feyenoord Youth in what was a £135,000 deal back in 2017, Zirkzee has gone on to make 17 appearances for Die Roten, scoring four goals and providing one assist along the way.
However, it is the £8.1 million-rated 19-year-old’s form for the Bayern youth sides that has been particularly impressive, with the striker 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.
And, according to recent reports from Sky, Everton are interested in making a move for the Netherlands U21 international this month, which is thought to be initially on a loan basis with an obligation to buy clause inserted into the deal.
Everton’s interest in Zirkzee was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano shed some light on the Toffees’ potential move for the centre-forward.
He said: “I want to update because of Everton fans asking me every day about Zirkzee from Bayern Munich. Italian club Parma are still trying but Everton are interested, so interested. I know that Everton are denying this move, just [so] they can try to do something like finding an opportunity for this guy.
“So, there is nothing completed yet and they want to be 100% sure on Zirkzee. So, at the moment, there is nothing completed. But, Everton and Parma are in the race for Zirkzee. So, pay attention to Everton and Parma.”
Would Zirkzee be a good signing for Everton?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Joshua Zirkzee…
From Romano’s comments, it is clear that the journalist is of the belief that Everton are indeed interested in a move for Zirkzee, claiming that, even though the club are denying their interest, this could be a decoy in order for them to find an opportunity to land the deal.
And, while the 19-year-old does not have a wealth of first-team experience under his belt, as can be seen from his goalscoring record at youth level, he would still certainly appear to be a very exciting prospect.