Per a report from Sport Bild (print edition), Bayern Munich will not extend the contract of midfielder Corentin Tolisso. The talented 26-year-old is the third wheel with Hansi Flick’s double-pivot and is likely at a point in his career where he needs to be on a squad that can afford him a starting role.
According to this report, Bayern Munich will not be that place.
From Bayern Munich’s perspective, Tolisso is still a good talent, but has been unable to fully regain his form after an utterly devastating knee injury early in the 2018/2019 season. At about two-and-a-half years since he tore his ACL, many would say the French World Cup winner still is not the same player he was before the ligament rupture.
With his contract set to expire in 2022, it can be assumed that Bayern Munich will be looking to sell Tolisso over the summer in hopes of recouping some of the money it spent on its then-record transfer (€41.5 million).
Below is the information from Sport Bild:
In turn, Corentin Tolisso (26) in the midfield will be back on the to-sell list; an extension with him is not planned. The World Cup-winner should be converted into cash before his contract runs out in 2022.
Tolisso has also battled some nagging injuries since rupturing his ACL back in September of 2018, but has also been able to flash his talent at times as well.
Ultimately, Tolisso’s transfer cannot be considered a failure, but simply a rare instance where two other players — perhaps world class-caliber players — just happened to emerge at the same time in the central midfield. If not for Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, the spotlight on Tolisso’s post-injury form might not shine so bright.