Bayern Munich young talented centre forward Joshua Zirkzee says there was little or no time for a deal to completed for a potential loan move to Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam.
The Dutch U21 star plays as a second fiddle to star striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been the most preferred option up front. The recent signing of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting also means the youngster will have to play as a third choice attacker.
Speaking after Netherlands U21 international game with Gibraltar, Zirkzee said there was no time to complete the deal with Sparta Rotterdam.
“There was simply too little time on Deadline Day,” he told ‘AD’ as cited by Fussball Transfers just after the game against Gibraltar.
Head coach of the Dutch league team Dick Advocaat had publicly revealed his intentions to sign Zirkzee on loan for the rest of the season at least. The former Southampton manager believed the idea of playing alongside the Bayern Munich prospect is a good idea.
What Bayern Munich plans for Joshua
The Bavarians want their own prospect to succeed Robert Lewandowski as the number nine in the nearest future. Lewandowski is already 32, and the Bavarian club wants to find a suitable replacement on time.
However, there’s no room for him to thrive at the club right now. As a result, the club wants to create space for the 19-year old to get more regular playtime.
For Zirkzee, there was no direct contact with Sparta Rotterdam club representatives. “I’ve never spoken to Feyenoord myself, ” said Zirkzee.
“It was a difficult story. I’m staying with Bayern now, but maybe something will happen in the future. I don’t know exactly yet. ”
The Bayern Munich prospect is also not ruling out a possible move in the winter.
“I can still develop well at Bayern. It’s up to me to measure myself. If that’s the case, I can stay. ” And if that doesn’t work, says Zirkzee, “ we still have the winter break. ”