The star-crossed career for Corentin Tolisso at Bayern Munich has taken another odd turn as the midfielder has tested positive for COVID-19 according to a release from the club.
Tolisso, who spent part of his summer playing for France at the European Championships, was expected to come to Bayern Munich camp in hopes of impressing new boss Julian Nagelsmann — or at least perform well enough for the club to be able to sell him before his contract expires next summer.
Those hopes could be dashed if Tolisso experiences any lingering effects from COVID-19 and will probably make any club hesitant to make a significant investment in a player with at least a bit of uncertainty regarding his status:
Corentin Tolisso has tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently self-isolating in his home country, France. pic.twitter.com/X5a4gKIjye— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 27, 2021
Back in January, Tolisso was fined for getting a tattoo during the pandemic, potentially exposing himself and his teammates to the virus. Luckily, that situation did not result in Tolisso contracting the virus.
With Tolisso and injured midfielder Marc Roca out of the mix, youngsters like Torben Rhein and Taylor Booth have an opportunity to seize the moment and prove they are worthy of a first-team roster spot.