Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:53 AM• Rian Rosendaal

Joshua Zirkzee will return to Bayern Munich soon. Parma had the option to definitively take over the attacker for fifteen million euros. However, due to the relegation, the Italian club is not able to exercise the purchase option in the lease with Bayern, according to Kicker to report. Zirkzee was sent to the Serie A club in January, but it has turned out to be anything but a successful adventure for the forward.

Partly due to persistent injuries, Zirkzee made only four appearances at Parma for the number nineteen in the Serie A. Shortly after his entrance, the mercenary got playing time in the league games against Bologna (35 minutes) and Hellas Verona (33 minutes) in February. An injury then kept Zirkzee aside for some time. It was not until mid-March that the striker came into action again in the encounters with AS Roma (29 minutes) and Genoa (11 minutes). An inner tube injury then kept him aside. Parma lost 1-0 to Torino on Monday-evening and can therefore no longer prevent relegation to Serie B.

Zirkzee did not play the full ninety minutes in Parma’s shirt in recent months, while goals and assists also failed to materialize. In addition to bad luck with injuries, the attacker, hired out by Bayern, also had to deal with the competition from, among others, Graziano Pellè and Andreas Cornelius. According to Kicker In any case, the question would have been whether the Parma leadership would have been willing to deposit fifteen million euros for a player who has barely taken any action.

For Zirkzee, there is probably nothing left but a summer return to Bayern, where Robert Lewandowski is the undisputed number one in the striker. In addition, stand-in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is going through a good season and, according to various German media, the attacker can even look forward to a new contract in Munich. The question is then whether Zirkzee will be there der Rekordmeister a lot will come to play. It is not yet known whether he is eligible for a new rental period.


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