Manchester United have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster the club’s engine room.
What’s the story?
According to German outlet BILD, the Red Devils are interested in securing the 27-year-old’s signature this summer but are set to face competition from several potential suitors.
The report claims that Juventus, Arsenal and West Ham United are also keen on Tolisso after Bayern slashed their asking price to just €10 million (£8.5m).
Should United sign Tolisso?
Imagine him and Bruno Fernandes
Tolisso arrived at the Allianz Arena with a growing reputation following his £37m move from boyhood club Lyon back in 2017 and instantly settled in the Bavarian capital.
The central midfielder has struggled to force his way back into the first-team picture at Bayern since, starting just 14 top-flight fixtures over the last couple of campaigns.
Having said that, Tolisso has shown glimpses of getting back to his best with some standout performances, notably against Atletico Madrid in last season’s Champions League group stage.
Speaking to media previously (via AZ), former Bayern boss Hansi Flick heaped praise on the box-to-box beast, praising him following an improved performance against the Spanish giants.
“You can tell during training that a burden has been dropped from him. That is extremely important for him because then he has a certain degree of relaxation,” said Flick.
“Then he can play with his very own class, which gives him more self-confidence. He is very strong. He has this quality, good finishes from the second row, but he also pits.”
If Solskjaer can help the Lyon academy graduate rediscover his best form on a consistent basis, then for just £8.5m, the Norwegian tactician could have a real bargain on his hands.
A combination of Bruno Fernandes and Tolisso in the middle of the park would be a pairing capable of striking fear into any Premier League defence next term, and therefore, football director John Murtough must swoop.