The most recent team to be mentioned as having interest in Joshua Zirkzee, a star for Bologna, is Tottenham Hotspur.
This season, the striker has been a standout for the Serie A team, tallying eight goals and dishing out four assists in 22 appearances. Due to this, he has drawn interest from both abroad and in Italy, including from AC Milan.
TuttoMercatoWeb talks about the Italian team’s intention to sign him and brings up Tottenham as a rival.
The contracts of Luka Jović and Olivier Giroud expire at the end of current campaign, and although they may sign extensions, the Rossoneri will search for a new striker in the summer.
Zirkzee, who is 22 years old, can fit in here.
Stefano Pioli is being tempted by the former Bayern Munich player, whose name is at the top of their list. According to TMW, he has a €40 million release clause in his contract, which expires in 2026. The Bundesliga winners can buy him out for an additional €20 million.
The Premier League teams are allegedly “ready to compete” with Milan for the Dutchman’s signature, more so than Bayern. Among them is Tottenham, and rumors have it that the Dutchman is on the Spurs’ want list.
Harry Kane’s team did not sign a successor last summer, and Ange Postecoglou’s team may give Zirkzee some thought after this season.
To defuse some of this tension, it is important to note that Zirkzee has been the subject of intense hype in Italy lately, particularly in connection with a move, to the point where it has occasionally seemed forced.