Manchester United are in talks to sign Joshua Zirkzee but the latest reports indicate they may have to pay £68m to sign him.
As per today’s version of La Gazzetta Dello Sport (news image provided below), since Bologna defeated Inter Milan at the San Siro in the Coppa Italia last month, everyone is ‘crazy’ about Zirkzee, who set up both the goals in the victory over the Nerazzurri.
The Milan based news source have mentioned that apart from Italian clubs, Man Utd and Arsenal are pushing to sign the Dutch center forward.
The 22-year-old has a release clause of 40 million euros but that option is only available to his former club, Bayern Munich. For others, the price is double.
Bologna want to hold on and have slapped a mammoth price tag of 80 million euros (£68m) on a player they lured for just 8.5 million euros.
Gazzetta claim Man Utd splashed 80 million euros to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta in the last summer transfer window.
Therefore, Rossoblu technical director, Giovanni Sartori, ‘takes Hojlund as a reference’ and wants the same fee for Joshua Zirkzee.
As far as Arsenal are concerned, GdS state the Gunners are ready to offer 50 million euros (£43m) to sign the forward for the next season.
Man Utd have observed the youngster, who has netted 8 goals so far this term, and want him as another ‘Italian coup’.
Hojlund has failed to live up to his price tag and has only netted 2 goals in 16 Premier League games. In your view, should Man Utd risk a fee of £68m on Joshua Zirkzee?