Corentin Tolisso does not seem to be part of Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann’s plans going forward.
Tolisso joined Bayern in the summer of 2017 for a then club-record fee of €41.5m. Constant injuries prevented the Frenchman from ever making his mark on the first team. The Bayern man suffered a cruciate ligament rupture in 2019 which kept him on the sidelines for 190 days. Several muscular injuries followed which saw Tolisso fall down the pecking order. Bayern have been incredibly patient with the player, but not anymore. Tolisso has been informed that he is no longer part of coach Julian Nagelsmann’s plans. An exit this summer seems imminent.
What’s next for Bayern and Tolisso?
Nagelsmann’s pursuit of former player Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig means that the World Cup winner’s time at Bayern is potentially up. Tolisso however, has no intention of forcing a move anywhere and is happy to leave on a free transfer next summer.
According to L’Équipe, Bayern executives are trying to sell the midfielder ‘as quickly as possible. Bayern value the 27-year-old at around €10m, less than a quarter of what they paid OL for his services. Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham have all shown interest in Tolisso, and at that price would be an absolute steal for any club. The problem, of course, is keeping him fit. What good would a world-class signing be if he is always ruled out through injury?
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