Arsenal battle Manchester United for Corentin Tolisso

Arsenal could battle Manchester United for Corentin Tolisso, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich.

According to Fichajes, Arsenal and Manchester United could wage a battle for Corentin Tolisso’s signature. The French midfielder is available for a free transfer after his contract with Bayern Munich expired, and he remains an attractive option for many other clubs as well.

Corentin Tolisso was primed for a massive career when he broke through the ranks at Lyon. He was considered one of the top talents to come out of the French giant’s academy, but his move to Bayern Munich has not gone to plan.

After experiencing a brilliant debut campaign in Bavaria, the remaining four seasons were injury-ravaged. During this period, Tolisso failed to play even half the Bundesliga games in each term. In fact, in his five years at the club, the Frenchman only started 40 times, which was not the initial plan.

There was no shortage of trophies or honours as the midfielder won everything in his path at the club and international level barring the Euros. Tolisso has a World Cup winner’s medal while claiming a Champions League title, and many Bundesliga triumphs. He has now left Bayern Munich, and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.

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Manchester United have been mentioned as potential suitors, as the Red Devils are on the verge of revamping their midfield setup. New manager Erik ten Hag wants to go a different route with his transfer targets and could be interested in the Frenchman. Tolisso’s availability on a free transfer is a bonus.

Ten Hag could be eying Tolisso to replace Paul Pogba, who will leave Manchester United after the expiration of his contract. Tolisso may not be the ideal solution considering his injury record, but he could be a reliable outlet when needed.

Manchester United reportedly have to battle Arsenal for his signature, as the Gunners seek a new midfielder in the market. The north Londoners have no shortage of options in the position, and Mikel Arteta is likely eyeing the Frenchman as a high-quality cover for either Thomas Party or Granit Xhaka.

Arsenal want Youri Tielemans on priority and could consider Tolisso as an additional option rather than an alternative to the Belgian international due to their distinct playing styles.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United could be attractive destinations in the Premier League. However, both clubs will be thinking hard before handing Tolisso a long contract on big wages, given his terrible injury record in the last four seasons.

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