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West Ham target Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee

West Ham are reportedly keeping a close eye on many forwards across the Europe.

Reports in the British media claim that West Ham are targeting Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee.

The 20-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Netherlands international joined Bayern from Feyenoord for a fee in the region of 150,000 euros in August 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2023. In August 2021, Zirkzee was sent to Anderlecht on a season-long loan.

Joshua Zirkzee
Joshua Zirkzee

The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Netherlands. He has represented Netherlands at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 34 caps and scoring 21 goals.

Joshua Zirkzee is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature. His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including West Ham.

The Hammers are looking to sign a forward and have identified the 20-year-old as potential transfer target.

The report claims that West Ham manager has extensively scouted Zirkzee and is considering a move for the forward. David Moyes is a firm fan of Bayern Munich forward and West Ham could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

West Ham United
West Ham United

The former Feyenoord man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.

According to the report, “West Ham United are being linked with a move for Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee. The 20-year-old striker is in hot demand, considering he is down the pecking order at the German giants. According to a report in French outlet Jeunes Footeux, West Ham boss David Moyes is very eager to secure Zirkzee. He is desperate to bring a top class centre-forward to the club in the summer, having failed to do so last summer or this winter. Zirkzee is currently on loan at Anderlecht, where he has managed 12 goals and six assists in 27 games this term.”

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If West Ham can agree on a fee with Bayern, the deal should be easy to complete.

The German giants are preparing to sell their forward should they receive right offer for him.

Good signing for West Ham?

If Zirkzee is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for West Ham.

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

Joshua Zirkzee is very highly rated in Netherlands and he could be a superb long term signing for West Ham.

It will be interesting to see whether West Ham will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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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.

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