World Champion who previously admitted dreaming of Arsenal available for cut-price deal

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso is believed to be available for as little as €20Million this summer, a player who previously named Arsenal as a club he was dreaming of.

The 26 year-old has won a host of trophies with his current club including the Champions League and FIFA World Club Cup competition, as well as being a current World Champion after his exploits at the FIFA World Cup 2018 with France, but is believed to have been made available for transfer this summer.

Tolisso has just 12 months remaining on his current deal in the German capital, and with Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich expected to be the favoured midfield pairing for the season, the Frenchman is said to be available for a cut-price deal.

L’Equipe(via GFNF) claim that he can be signed for a lowly €20Million fee, a fee that both Juventus and Napoli are said to be unwilling to pay.

This could well open the door for a move to Arsenal, especially considering he has previously admitted that he dreamed of a move to the Emirates, as well as believing that the football in England would suit his game.

“Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal,” he told France Football(via SkySports).

“I like the Premier League and I think I am well suited to it. It is the league that offers the most competition, it is the most open, the most hard-fought and the most spectacular.”

Arsenal are believed to on the lookout for a central midfielder, and his asking price shouldn’t be an issue for our side.

Patrick

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12 Comments

  1. John Ibrahim says:

    we can sign him for free next season

    however the media and fans never like free transfers and will pressure the club to spend big

    1. MartinelliTheBench says:

      It’s got nothing to do with pressure to spend big. Free transfers often come with:

      – high wages (that offset being “free”)
      – mercenary players
      – playing time demands

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        the same with paying a transfer fee….except free transfers…the selling club do not get the fee, the player and agent may get a bigger signing fee

    2. VasC says:

      Being a Bayern Munich player, he must be on Champions League wages right now. I wonder if you’ll be still interested in signing him for free next summer, after checking the stats below.

      Past four season stats in Bundesliga (No of starts / Total minutes / No of games missed due to injury)

      17/18 – 17 / 1526 / 4
      18/19 – 1 / 52 / 37
      19/20 – 7 / 637 / 13
      20/21 – 7 / 779 / 23

      So, in four seasons in Bundesliga, the “World Champion” started 32 league games and missed 77 games due to injury.

  2. VasC says:

    Past four season stats in Bundesliga (No of starts / Total minutes / No of games missed due to injury)

    17/18 – 17 / 1526 / 4
    18/19 – 1 / 52 / 37
    19/20 – 7 / 637 / 13
    20/21 – 7 / 779 / 23

    So, in four seasons in Bundesliga, the “World Champion” started 32 league games and missed 77 games due to injury.

    I’ll let our management team decide whether to sign him on the cheap at 20 million quids or not and I won’t be surprised by their decision.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍

    2. Stewart Macintosh says:

      that is a scary collection of numbers. He seems like our kind of guy!

      1. VasC says:

        I guess, you still haven’t seen the numbers compiled for Renato Sanchez in another post.

        1. Stewart Macintosh says:

          I know, I just hope that we are moving on from these types of gambles.

          I guess at least Sanchez’s flourish is more recent but it is a real risk…

          1. VasC says:

            Every signing, expensive and free, always comes attached with a risk. But, it depends on whether the buying club is willing and able to take that risk. Based on recent activities, I simply don’t know if our management is willing and able.

          2. Ozziegunner says:

            I agree, Stewart, Renato Sanchez’s career appears back on course.

  3. Goonerbeall says:

    Are you guys poor in Geography? Munich is not capital city of Germany unless you meant capital of Bavaria.

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