Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have signed Corentin Tolisso from French outfit Olympique Lyonnais, the Bundesliga titleholders confirmed in an official statement on Wednesday.

The “Bavarians” secured the services of the promising youngster for five years, as midfielder Corentin Tolisso penned a deal until June 2022.

“We are very happy that Bayern were able to sign this young and highly interesting player despite the interest of many other European clubs. Corentin Tolisso was the desired midfielder of our head coach Carlo Ancelotti,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

The 22-year-old new arrival joined Lyon at the age of 13 in 2007. He played his way through Lyon’s youth system before he made his top-flight debut in the season 2013-2014. Tolisso made ever since 116 Ligue 1 appearances and provided 21 goals.

His performances in the French league earned him a call up into France’s national team where he made his debut in March 2017 when France lost 2-0 to Spain.

“I had a wonderful time with Olympique Lyon, for which I am very grateful,” Tolisso said. “Now I am looking forward to play for one of the best clubs in Europe. I have set myself high goals with Bayern. Today is a great day for me.”

Bayern have now reinforced they squad with the fifths summer transfer after Tolisso, Kingsley Coman, Niklas Suele and Sebastian Rudy and Serge Gnabry joined the German record champions for the upcoming season. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/