Manchester United are reportedly plotting a summer move for Bayern Munich star Corentin Tolisso, who wants to play in the Premier League.
According to the Express, Manchester United are looking to secure a deal for Corentin Tolisso. The Bayern Munich midfielder is widely expected to leave the club in the summer after failing to make an impact in the Bundesliga. The player himself even fancies a move to Premier League as he looks to take the next step in his career.
This development has reportedly put Manchester United on high alert. The Red Devils are, in fact, keen on securing Tolisso’s services amid rumours linking star man Paul Pogba with a move away from Old Trafford. However, they could face stiff competition from Arsenal in the pursuit of the Bayern Munich star.
A product of the Olympique Lyon youth academy, Tolisso initially moved to Bayern Munich back in 2017 for a club-record fee of €41 million. He is, in fact, the second most expensive signing in the history of the club, trailing only to his compatriot Lucas Hernandez.
Nonetheless, Tolisso’s spell in the Bundesliga has been marred by injuries. An ACL injury in September 2018, most notably kept him out for almost 200 days. His absence allowed the likes of Leon Goretzka and even Joshua Kimmich to become key members of the first-team.
Therefore, a move away from Allianz Arena seems like the best option for Tolisso. And Manchester United, in that regard, could be an ideal destination.
Indeed, the Frenchman could turn out to be a direct replacement for his compatriot Pogba, if the United star does leave the club in the summer. Tolisso’s technical prowess and ball-carrying quality should enable him to become a key component in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactical setup.
Especially alongside someone like Bruno Fernandes, Tolisso could really thrive, with both midfielders being excellent ball-carriers. It could significantly improve Manchester United’s chance creation as well as providing better balance to their midfield unit, especially if Scott McTominay operates in the holding midfield slot.
At the same time, however, the Red Devils should be aware of Tolisso’s injury-prone nature. During his time at Bayern, the midfielder has spent at least seven different spells out on the sidelines, as per Transfermarkt. And this could seriously hamper his progress in the Premier League.