Manchester United willing to buy Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee

Manchester United‘s pursuit of a dynamic center-forward has taken a fascinating turn, as recent reports highlight their keen interest in acquiring Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna. This strategic move comes as Rasmus Hojlund, recruited from Atalanta over the summer with the expectation of evolving into the club’s primary striker, appears to be on a more protracted developmental path than initially foreseen.

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The pressure on Manchester United has intensified due to Hojlund’s prolonged wait for his first Premier League goal, coupled with Marcus Rashford’s current form not reaching the heights of his stellar performances from the previous season. The imperative to alleviate this offensive burden has led the club to actively explore new striking options.

Sport1’s revelation regarding United’s consideration of Joshua Zirkzee adds an intriguing layer to their pursuit. The 22-year-old has been in outstanding form for Bologna, securing eight goals this season—an impressive escalation from his debut campaign with the Italian club.

According to, Zirkzee’s current market value stands at €30 million, reflecting his rising stock in the football market.

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Zirkzee’s impact extends beyond domestic competitions, as he has showcased his prowess on the international stage, representing Netherlands U21 in 19 games and impressively scoring seven goals. This wealth of experience enhances his appeal as a viable solution to Manchester United’s striking concerns.

Sources suggest that he could be available for a fee in the region of €35 million and €40 million. This financial consideration underscores the commitment of Manchester United as they actively seek avenues to fortify their attacking lineup.

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As the transfer speculation gains momentum, football enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await to witness whether Joshua Zirkzee will make the transition to Old Trafford, potentially donning the iconic red jersey and providing the club with the additional striking prowess essential for navigating the challenges of the Premier League and beyond.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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