Man United are resigned to the fact that they may have to focus on cheaper deals, preferably Bosman moves, in the upcoming summer transfer window due to their failure to qualify for next campaign’s Champions League.
With a central midfield addition one of their priorities, they have identified Bayern Munich footballer Corentin Tolisso as a potential capture. France international joined the Bavarians in a €40m move from Lyon in the 2017 summer transfer window.
But after a productive first campaign, where the midfielder scored ten times and assisted seven goals across all tournaments, Corentin suffered an ACL injury, which reduced him to only two league games the next campaign.
Injuries continued to haunt Tolisso as an ankle issue in 2020 forced him to sit out almost half of the 2019/20 campaign, followed by a torn tendon in 2021, which again limited his playing time.
The ongoing campaign has been largely injury-affected as well, as the 27-year-old midfielder has played only over 1000 minutes for the club across tournaments. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that the Bundesliga giants have decided against renewing the French midfielder’s deal.
The Frenchman’s time with Bayern Munich is ready to come to an end this summer as his deal runs down, and the Red Devils have now emerged as possible suitors. While the former Lyon midfielder’s versatility will provide them with many options, the World Cup winner’s injury record does not paint a good picture, and the Red Devils will be wary of that.