Manchester United’s quest for a potent center-forward has taken an intriguing turn, with recent reports highlighting their interest in Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna. The move comes as Rasmus Hojlund, brought in from Atalanta during the summer to evolve into the club’s primary striker, faces a developmental trajectory that might be more extended than initially anticipated.
While Hojlund is yet to notch his first Premier League goal, the pressure on Manchester United has intensified, particularly with Marcus Rashford’s current form falling short of his stellar performances from the previous season. The necessity to alleviate this offensive burden has prompted the club to explore new striking options.
Sport1’s revelation of United’s consideration of Joshua Zirkzee adds a layer of intrigue to their pursuit. The 22-year-old has been in prolific form for Bologna, netting eight goals this season—a noteworthy improvement from his debut campaign with the Italian club.
Zirkzee’s contributions extend beyond domestic play, as he has represented Netherlands U21 in 19 games, impressively scoring seven goals. This international experience further enhances his appeal as a potential solution to Manchester United’s striking concerns.
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While Zirkzee’s current market value is not explicitly mentioned, he could be available for a transfer fee ranging between €35 million and €40 million. This financial consideration underscores the seriousness of Manchester United‘s intent as they explore avenues to strengthen their attacking lineup.
As the transfer speculation gains momentum, the football world awaits to see if Joshua Zirkzee will don the iconic red jersey at Old Trafford, providing the club with the additional striking prowess needed to navigate the challenges of the Premier League and beyond.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.