Sevilla battle Real Madrid for Corentin Tolisso

Sevilla will reportedly provide stiff competition to La Liga rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Corentin Tolisso is the subject of interest from Sevilla over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Andalusian giants have joined La Liga rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder in a Bosman move.

Corentin Tolisso has endured a rollercoaster ride since joining Bayern Munich from Lyon in July 2017. The French international has had his share of highs and lows at the Bavarian club. But injury woes have hampered his progress greatly, rendering him a backup option in the midfield department.

To date, the 27-year-old has turned out 117 times for Bayern Munich, chipping in with 21 goals and 15 assists in the process. But Bayern Munich will lose Tolisso as a free agent in the summer transfer window, with his contract expiring in a few months. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner unlikely to sign a renewal, a Bosman move is on the cards, with Real Madrid and Sevilla two of his prospective suitors.

The interest from Real Madrid stems from the rampant uncertainties surrounding the future of Isco. The Spanish midfielder will likely depart from the Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent in the summer transfer window, meaning Real Madrid will have to delve into the market for a replacement.

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Tolisso is thus a viable target for Real Madrid, who will need to fend off stiff competition from Sevilla to land the Bayern Munich midfielder. Interestingly, Isco is a target for the Andalusian club, with recent reports claiming Los Nervionenses had reached an agreement to sign the Real Madrid outcast.

Sevilla’s interest in Tolisso stems from the advancing years of Ivan Rakitic. The Croat is approaching the final phase of his career, meaning the La Liga heavyweights need to search for a long-term successor. Tolisso has thus emerged on Sevilla’s radar.

Apart from Real Madrid and Sevilla, Tolisso has been linked with several other clubs, including Lyon. So the Bayern Munich midfielder will unlikely have a shortage of suitors pursuing him over a Bosman move in the summer transfer window, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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