FC Bayern paid 42 million Euros in summer 2017 to bring Corentin Tolisso from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich. The expectations of the record transfer at that time were high.
World champion, two-time German champion and cup winner – Corentin Tolisso has already been busy collecting trophies at the age of 25. The Frenchman is valued by coaches and teammates for his patient manner.
“He’s not depressed. If things get complicated, he’ll wait until the storm ends and he will wait for his chance and work hard,” Le Parisien recently quoted a source from Tolisso’s area.
And yet it seems increasingly questionable whether the midfielder will still play for the record champions in the coming season.
Even if none of the participants want to say it so openly, both sides had hoped more from the transfer.
Little time spent despite good values at FC Bayern
Tolisso scored 14 times in 68 competitive games for Bayern and also prepared twelve goals.
Leon Goretzka, perhaps his biggest competitor in Munich’s midfield, has similar scores (65 appearances / 14 hits / 13 assists) and is still clearly ahead in the team’s internal hierarchy, as are Joshua Kimmich and Thiago.
It has been rumored for a long time that coach Hansi Flick is not a big fan of Tolisso. Since the former assistant to national coach Joachim Löw is in charge, the Frenchman has only been in five of 21 possible matches in the starting line-up.
The fact is that among Flick’s predecessors, the appreciation for Tolisso was higher. Carlo Ancelotti once brought him to Bayern Munich as a dream player, and Jupp Heynckes later relied on him.
Tolisso at Bayern allegedly on the transfer list
According to media reports, those in charge of Bavaria around Coach Flick and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic have created a transfer list, on which Tolisso’s name should also be found. According to “Bild” and “Sport Bild”, “everything points to a separation this summer”.
Tolisso would therefore not fulfill his contract until June 2022. The FC Barcelona , Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are considered to be interested.