Arsenal are plotting a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer. According to recent reports, the Gunners are ready to table a massive £60m bid for the French international during this summer transfer period. It is understood that the new Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a big admirer of the Frenchman’s talents and is prepared to lodge a big-money offer for his signature.
The North London outfit are looking to strengthen their options ahead of the new campaign and Tolisso fits the bill perfectly. Some sources are now claiming that the Premier League giants are interested in securing the Bundesliga ace’s services but Bayern are reluctant to part ways with their prized asset.
The 23-year-old had an outstanding campaign at the Allianz Arena and has put in a number of eye-catching displays for the Bavarian side during the course of last season which has not gone unnoticed. Recent reports have also suggested that Emery has identified his midfield as an area that he needs to strengthen and will go all out in pursuit of Tolisso’s signature in the summer.
The former Lyon playmaker had featured in 40 matches for Munich last season, scoring 10 goals while grabbing 7 assists in all competitions. He has all the makings to be a success at the Emirates Stadium if given the opportunity to showcase his talents in North London next season.
The Gunners of London only managed to claim a 6th placed finish in the English top-flight last season which will see them not take part in the UEFA Champions League for at least another year. Hence, Unai Emery needs to make some shrewd acquisitions during this summer transfer window so that his side are well-equipped to challenge on all fronts in the next campaign.
The addition of Tolisso will undoubtedly bolster Emery’s midfield options at the Emirates Stadium. The North London outfit have a whole host of talented midfielders such as Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny vying for a starting berth in Emery’s senior team. The potential acquisition of Tolisso will add more competition for places within the Gunners squad and improve their team significantly in the upcoming season.
At 23, the French international still has his peak years ahead of him which the North Londoners could look to utilise in the next few years. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Tolisso and whether Arsenal can convince him to ply his trade in the Premier League next term.