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Corentin Tolisso allowed to leave Bayern Munich this summer

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It looks like Tolisso has the club’s official permission to pursue a club where he can get consistent minutes.

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Per a new report, it appears that Bayern Munich has given midfielder Corentin Tolisso permission to leave the club during the next transfer window. The French international has been linked with a move away from Munich for the better part of the Rückrunde since he’s only made a total of 13 Bundesliga appearances after missing almost all of the 2018/2019 season due to his cruciate ligament tear.

Inter Milan, Juventus, Arsenal, and Manchester United have all shown interest at one point or another in acquiring Tolisso, but now it looks as if Bayern’s front office has given him the green light to definitely leave if he wants to. RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi reported earlier that both Inter and Manchester United had expressed the most interest in shelling out at least €35m for Tolisso, whose contract runs through June 2022.

Bouhafsi also reported that Manchester United has already made contact with Tolisso’s entourage regarding a potential transfer. Of course, United has been without Paul Pogba for most of the season, and the winter transfer of Bruno Fernandes has helped them turn their fortunes around. Pogba’s future is uncertain and Ole Gunnar Solskjær may see Tolisso as an upgrade from Scott McTominay, Fred, and Nemanja Matic, whose contract expires next summer. Tolisso could prove to be a more than viable option for United, but his injury history will certainly come into question when representatives from both clubs sit down at the negotiating table.

A fleeting future at best with Bayern

Let’s face it. Even when Tolisso is back fully fit and healthy, will he ever be able to string together consistent minutes under Hansi Flick? Thiago Alcantara is close to signing a contract extension, Leon Goretzka has been on fire since the Bundesliga’s restart, and Joshua Kimmich has been an absolute stalwart all season as the holding midfielder. Even Javi Martinez has said he’d be happy to see out the rest of his contract at Bayern, which expires next summer and he’s made three substitute appearances since the Bundesliga has restarted.

Flick’s midfield essentially picks itself at this point and it’s hard to envision being able to keep Tolisso happy, assuming he’d be playing a bit part role. At this point, it would take an injury crisis in midfield to give him decent opportunities, which is a shame for someone of his quality. With the European Championships being pushed back to next summer, Tolisso could see this as an opportunity to get a fresh start somewhere and fight for a spot in Didier Deschamp’s Euro 2021 Les Bleus squad.

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