Fulham have reportedly made contact over a potential swoop for Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee.
According to a recent report from Evening Standard, the west London outfit are in talks to sign the attacker.
The report adds the fellow Premier League clubs Southampton and Bournemouth are also interested in the player, who is apparently targeting a move to the English top flight after initially being in talks over a move to Rennes.
Starting his career in his native Netherlands, the 21-year-old joined Bayern’s under-17 side in 2017 and has since gone on to make 98 appearances for the German champions across their senior and youth teams.
In that time, the centre-forward has scored 50 goals and delivered 26 assists along the way, which shows the attacking talent that he has in front of goal.
With 155 senior and youth appearances under his belt in his club career, the youngster has a total of 69 goals and 40 assists to his name.
Having spent last season on loan in Belgium with Anderlecht, the Dutchman ended up making 47 appearances for the club, in which he found the net 18 times and provided 13 assists across all competitions.
In his 32 league games for Anderlecht, Zirkzee ended the campaign with more shots on target (30) than any other player at the club. He also won 27 tackles, which suggests that he isn’t afraid to put in the hard work to win the ball back for his team.
This makes it easy to think that Fulham manager Marco Silva would love to have a player like the Bayern starlet in his side, as someone who can not only provide a regular goal threat, but also work hard for the team off the ball.
With the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all averaging over 60% possession last season, the Bayern youngster’s work rate could be vital for Fulham when they come up against the Premier League’s leading lights.
Hailed for his “remarkable” development at the Allianz Arena by former Bayern manager Hansi Flick, Zirkzee could be a very significant player for the Cottagers this season as they begin their top-flight campaign this weekend.
If the west London club can continue their talks over a potential transfer for the player and end up securing his signature, this will surely take them a step closer to having a squad which can retain their place in the division, with Silva recently sharing his concerns in this regard.