|Joshua Zirkzee.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
The Dutchman will get the required match practice at the Belgian club, but the fact that Bayern may want it to be a simple loan with no buy option means he still features in their plans in the long run.
The negotiations between Zirkzee and Anderlecht are in the "final stages" now.— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) August 2, 2021
Deal is almost done! Medical expected to take place in the next days.
Loan for one year without option to buy. Bayern still believe in Joshua and they expect him back next summer.#TransferUpdate pic.twitter.com/QoM0jbH4tC
The striker's loan period at Parma in the latter half of the past season was not exactly fruitful, with only 4 appearances and no goals to show.
Zirkzee was guilty of being complacent after going around the keeper and not scoring in a recent friendly versus Ajax, but Bayern fans would hope that with proper match practice the young striker can take the right development steps with RSC Anderlecht.