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Manchester United urged to sign Corentin Tolisso from Bayern Munich; agent rubbishes rumours

Manchester United have been urged to make a move for perfect transfer target, Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso. Reports in France has suggested that United hold an interest in the player, who has been injured this season. A suggestion has even been made that United have spoken to Bayern about a switch for the player this summer.

The Bundesliga leaders are happy to sell the player this summer, as long as a £31 million fee is agreed. That might sound good at this moment in time, but his injury record is problematic, with the player last playing a game at the end of February, before the coronavirus pandemic suspended world football. He probably won’t play again this season.

The 25-year-old had been a regular in the side this season, prior to his injury, making a total of 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and five assists. Former United right-back, Rafael da Silva, who played with Tolisso at Lyon, told United to sign the player, saying:

“One of the best midfielder I play with, I think will be perfect for Manchester United. Hope he goes there.”

However, the reports seem to be rather premature with the agent of the player speaking out, especially against the comments made by United’s former right-back. Eric Castagnino has seemingly dashed any transfer to United based upon what he has said, which could end this rumour almost as quickly as it started. Castagnino said:

“I’m not having any talks with Manchester United. Corentin [Tolisso] is currently injured and his return to the pitch is currently a top priority.”

The French international is out for the remainder of the season, unless he can gain some fitness to play in the UEFA Champions League when it resumes, which is expected in August at some point. Maybe he will play a part in the domestic season, depending on when it finishes in Germany. I guess the player and his agent will know more.

The links to another midfielder do seem premature from a United point of view. Currently, United has Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic, let alone the likes of Andreas Pereira, James Garner and Dylan Levitt. There would be little space in the squad for another central midfielder, unless a player or two was leaving.

Manchester United to make transfer bid for Bayern Munich’s French midfielder – reports

Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a fresh approach for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso, according to reports. It is reported that United tried to sign the player on loan in January, which was unsuccessful. As the player has struggled to setting at the Allianz Arena, now could be the time to test the water for a transfer.

Tolisso moved from Lyon to Bayern in the summer of 2017 for a fee of €41.5 million with a reported €6 million in add-ons. The player suffered a Cruciate Ligament Rupture months after helping France win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, missing 38 matches for his club that season and has played a bit-part role at the club this season.

Bayern were seemingly not interested in reducing their midfield strength during the January transfer window. Despite this, United are still seemingly keen on attempting to sign the 25-year-old, who will turn 26 in August. With Paul Pogba rumoured to still want to leave the club, reinforcements in midfield will be needed.

United could be the club that the midfielder could resurrect his career at. His form has seemingly taken a dip in form recently but during his first season at the Bavarian club, he made 40 appearances, scoring 10 goals and seven assists. He could add something to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side if there was availability for him at the club, post-Pogba of course.

Tolisso made just four appearances, scoring one goal but his season was destroyed by injury. During the current season, the French midfielder has played 24 times, scoring three goals and five assists, which could be all for him this season seeing as he had ankle surgery last month and as the Bundesliga has resumed this weekend, he might not play again.

He would need to prove his fitness if United were to make a move for him though as they will not want to bring in a player that is not ready to play for the club, whenever the 2020/21 seasons starts. United have been linked to a fair few players already and the 2019/20 season has not yet resumed, and might not depending on what happens on Monday.

Reports state that Tolisso will not be stopped from leaving by Bayern, who are seeking to raise the cash to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, who was heavily linked to the club last summer and suffered an Cruciate Ligament Rupture during the FA Community Shield at the start of the season – similar to the injury Tolisso had last season.

Solskjaer will be seeking to continue his rebuild of the Old Trafford club this summer after bringing in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes to the club over the past year with United’s fortunes seemingly changing for the better. This summer, United have been linked with many players already.

The Red Devils are tipped to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City. If Pogba ends up leaving the Theatre of Dreams, Solskjaer will need another midfielder, which is where Tolisso, or others who have ben linked to the club would come in. We shall see what happens.

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