AC Milan’s Ambitious Pursuit of Bologna Striker Joshua Zirkzee

  • AC Milan is actively pursuing Bologna’s striker Joshua Zirkzee.
  • Zirkzee’s impressive stats: 34 matches, 11 goals, 4 assists in Serie A 2023-2024 season.
  • Arsenal has stepped back in the race for Zirkzee, focusing on Benjamin Sesko instead.

By the recent reports, AC Milan is making significant strides to secure the services of Bologna’s promising forward, Joshua Zirkzee. The 22-year-old Dutch striker, who has expressed a preference to remain in Italy, is currently valued at €50 million. Bologna acquired Zirkzee for €8.5 million from Bayern Munich in August 2022.

Joshua Zirkzee’s Career Achievements

Zirkzee has enjoyed a notable career trajectory, with multiple trophies under his belt, including the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, and UEFA Champions League titles during his stint at Bayern Munich. Since moving to Bologna, he has demonstrated his prowess on the field with a commendable performance in the 2023-2024 Serie A season.

Performance Stats

In the 2023-2024 Serie A season, Zirkzee featured in 34 matches, scoring 11 goals and providing 4 assists. His consistent performance has made him a sought-after player in the transfer market.

AC Milan’s Current Squad and Potential Impact

AC Milan’s previous season squad, bolstered by top talents like Olivier Giroud (Move to the MLS) and Rafael Leão, could greatly benefit from Zirkzee’s addition. Giroud, who has appeared in 50 games this season, scored 15 goals in Serie A, while Leão contributed 9 goals and 9 assists in 34 Serie A appearances.

With players like Christian Pulišić and Tijjani Reijnders in the midfield, Milan aims to reinforce their attacking options further by adding Zirkzee to their roster.

Transfer Rumors and Competitions

Meanwhile, Arsenal, who showed interest in Zirkzee last week, has reportedly stepped back due to the player’s inclination to stay in Italy. Arsenal’s attention now seems to be shifting towards Benjamin Sesko from RB Leipzig. Sesko, a 20-year-old Slovenian striker, has been impressive this season with 14 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches.

Arsenal’s Alternatives

Benjamin Sesko: 20-year-old Slovenian striker, 14 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches

Future Speculations

As the summer transfer window approaches, AC Milan’s potential acquisition of Zirkzee remains speculative. However, the club’s continuous efforts indicate a strong desire to bring the young forward to San Siro. For now, the transfer remains in the realm of rumors, with no official agreements in place.

For more on Arsenal’s interest in Benjamin Sesko, visit Arsenal Eyeing Benjamin Sesko for a Game-Changing Summer Transfer.

Stay tuned for further updates as the transfer window progresses and clubs finalize their summer strategies.