Sport Everton submit loan-to-buy bid for Joshua Zirkzee

15:45  27 january  2021
15:45  27 january  2021 Source:   readsport.co

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Everton have submitted a bid worth €10m (£8.9m) for top transfer target Joshua Zirkzee, according to Sky Germany [via HITC].

a football player on a field: Bayern Muenchen II v TSV 1860 Muenchen - 3. Liga © Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Sport Bayern Muenchen II v TSV 1860 Muenchen - 3. Liga

The offer is said to have been matched by Serie A side Parma, with Zirkzee receptive to both destinations. The Netherlands under-21 international’s lack of a distinct preference between the two clubs places the ball in Bayern Munich’s court, with the Bundesliga and Champions League title holders set to decide the best destination for the youngster. [Sky Germany via HITC]

Both clubs were previously touted as loan destinations as Bayern looked to hold onto their young talent, but it now looks as if negotiations have focused on an eventual permanent transfer.

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A caveat was added in a tweet from Sky Germany reporter Max Bielefeld which claimed that Everton and Parma both an initial six-month loan deal with an option or obligation to buy Zirkzee for the aforementioned fee. The two clubs are reportedly in “a straight” race for the youngster.

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At just 19 years of age, Zirkzee has already scored four goals for Bayern in 17 first team appearances for the club.

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Everton director of football Marcel Brands may hold familiarity with the youngster, given that he held a post with Dutch outfit Feyenoord when Zirkzee was coming through their youth setup.

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The prospect of reuniting with Brands under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti is a tempting lure in its own right, and developing under the Everton manager could be an important boon in Zirkzee’s mind.

However, questions must be raised over his prospects of regular football were he to move to Goodison Park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin recently returned to action in the 3-0 demolition of Sheffield Wednesday and is the Toffees’ top scorer by some distance.

Zirkzee would likely have more of a fight for senior minutes at Everton than Parma, and that could scupper a deal from the Merseyside club.

Joshua Zirkzee rejected Everton over concerns about game-time .
Voetbal International [via The Boot Room] has revealed exactly why a proposed move for Bayern Munich starlet Joshua Zirkzee to Everton broke down. A move to bring the Dutch target man to Goodison Park failed to materialise, with the youngster choosing Serie A side Parma over the Toffees. The teenager completed a loan-to-buy move, but the prospect of regular first team football at Parma appealed the most to him. Zirkzee was concerned that he would be more of a rotational bench-warmer at Goodison Park, playing deputy to Everton hitman Dominic Calvert-Lewin. According to Gianluca di Marzio, the Italian club have inserted an option to buy the player worth €13.5m (£11.

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