Exploring the potential gains for AC Milan with Zirkzee’s Bayern Munich comeback

According to Tuttosport, Milan might benefit from Joshua Zirkzee's potential return to Bayern Munich in a player-plus-cash swap involving Theo Hernandez or Mike Maignan

Milan Could Benefit From Zirkzee Return To Bayern Munich
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According to a report by Tuttosport newspaper, Milan might find advantages in Joshua Zirkzee’s return to Bayern Munich, possibly through a player-plus-cash exchange involving Theo Hernandez or Mike Maignan.

Zirkzee has emerged as Milan’s top target for bolstering their attacking lineup in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, Bologna’s valuation of the player exceeds €60 million. Bayern Munich presents a unique opportunity, as they possess a clause enabling them to re-acquire the Dutch striker for €40 million at the conclusion of the current season.

Tuttosport indicates that Milan could capitalize on Zirkzee’s potential return to Germany during the summer, as Bayern has expressed interest in acquiring either Maignan or Theo Hernandez from Milan.

In the event of Zirkzee’s return to Bayern, Milan could consider sending either Maignan or Theo to Germany in exchange for funds, along with the 22-year-old forward.

The report suggests that Milan has not specified an asking price for their French talents, but it appears improbable that they would settle for less than €80-100 million for each player.

Both Theo and Maignan are scheduled to meet with Milan soon to discuss extending their contracts. According to Tuttosport, they will both seek a new annual salary of €7 million, inclusive of bonuses.

Joshua Zirkzee

Joshua Zirkzee

Forwarder, Midfielder

NetherlandsNetherlands

Age: 23

193 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 31 2 Missed
Minutes 2531 81.6 Avg
Goals 12 0.4 Avg
Assist 5 0.2 Avg
Attempt 110 3.5 Avg
Passes 807 26.077.1% AvgSucc
Yellow 7 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 25 times for 2105 minutes for Serie A.

Joshua Zirkzee scored 10 goals for Bologna. He procured 3 assists. He received 5 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 4th in Serie A. In the last match Bologna won 2-0 against Hellas Verona.

Bologna performance and stats

Bologna

Manager: Thiago Motta
Rank 4th
Win 17
Draw 11
Loss 5
Goals 48-26
Diff 22

Bologna is currently 4th in the Serie A with 48 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 13 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Bologna won 2-0 against Hellas Verona.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 39 goals and conceding 23.​