Anderlecht is serious about bringing Joshua Zirkzee back to Lotto Park. Odd move now that they’ve already hired two young strikers? of course no. After all, Zirkzee is a “safe” investment for the future.
The Dutchman felt good at Anderlecht last season, which was also reflected in his stats and progress. He learned to fight for the ball and not just play football from fencing. He loves to come back and knows he will find two new friends. They would be rivals, but Sebastiano Esposito and Fabio Silva are no strangers to Zirkzee.
They have already met a lot in youth teams and in proportion to the great talent, they have been drawn to each other. Anderlecht wants to invest in the 20-year-old striker. His current contract with Rekordmeister expires in 2023 and Anderlecht could take advantage of that. Zirkzee should usually cost around 10 million or more, but Purple & White hopes to get more and deliver more in rewards.
Thanks to Sergio Gomez’s money, they can afford an extra. Wazirzy is a safe investment. Young, full of talent and guaranteed to one day play football for a much bigger team. In addition, Silva and Esposito were signed and were looking for the best striker again next season. An opportunity like Zirkzee doesn’t come every year, and certainly not one you want to come.
If the deal works out and they can tie him to Fabio Silva, Anderlecht could build one of the most talented attacking lines of all time. Silva is the one who always goes deep and can be played in space. That’s what Zirkzee needs, because he usually comes in the ball. He had a good Kouamé teammate, but Silva is on a different level. And the reborn Rafailov will have options to choose…
Verschaeren will also be given more space to do his actions. The only comment you can make: How much will Stroeykens be discussed? And for Raman, a solution must definitely be found. Esposito will certainly have to accept an alternative role and that is not why he came from Interlecht to Anderlecht. But these are questions that Phyllis Matsuo has to solve.
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