Bayern Munich’s squad this season has been criticised for being too small, and injuries have caused the team to shift many players to unfamiliar positions throughout the campaign. However, one position where the team is well equipped is central midfield. As a result, Corentin Tolisso has been unable to get sufficient minutes this season — he’s behind León Goretzka, Thiago, Thomas Müller, Philippe Coutinho, and Joshua Kimmich in the midfield pecking order. Now, Gazetta Dello Sport (via Bild) reports that Inter Milan want to sign the Frenchman.
The reported fee is €35m, which would result in a small loss from the then record-setting €42m that Bayern paid Lyon in 2017. This is understandable given that Tolisso hasn’t lived up to his potential or reached expected heights — no doubt in large part due to the ACL tear that kept him on the sidelines for almost the whole 2018/19 season.
Apparently, Antonio Conte is a massive fan of a Tolisso, and Inter even tried to purchase him in 2017, before Bayern secured the deal. Furthermore, a deal would benefit both sides. Inter would get their player, and Bayern would lower the wage bill and receive some funds which would aid the large summer transfer window the Bavarians are anticipating. However, the coronavirus could cause problems for all potential summer transfers. It is not clear when the transfer window will open, and clubs could experience a decrease in their budgets due to economic concerns, we’ll see what happens.
Unfortunately, things just haven’t worked out for Tolisso in Munich recently, and it might be best for his career if he moves on to a club that could guarantee him minutes.