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Corentin Tolisso wraps up Bayern Munich move

Corentin Tolisso wraps up Bayern Munich move

Tolisso joins Bayern
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Bayern Munich has sealed a deal to sign French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for 45 million euros in total. Tolisso, 22, is comfortable playing anywhere in midfield or as a right back.

Last season Tolisso helped Lyon to 8 goals in 31 games in Ligue 1 and also made his first international appearance for France, making his debut on 28th March 2017 against Spain.

"I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I’m very thankful for that. Now I’m really pleased to be at one of the best clubs in Europe," Tolisso said.

The talented midfielder had been a target for Chelsea and for Arsenal but has opted for a move to the Bundesliga instead, signing a five-year deal in Munich. 

"We’re really pleased we've been able to sign such a young and interesting player ahead of stiff competition from abroad. Corentin Tolisso was (coach) Carlo Ancelotti’s wish for our midfield," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

Tolisso is expected to fill the shoes of Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, who retired from football at the end of last season.