Arsenal eyeing audacious swoop to sign £23m French international

By on April 9, 2020

According to reports, Arsenal are eyeing a move to sign Corentin Tolisso this summer with Bayern Munich ready to cash-in on the £23m-rated midfielder but we’ll face plenty of competition for his signature.

Mikel Arteta needs to strengthen his squad this summer and the Gunners boss has confirmed Arsenal have drawn up a list of three possible scenarios to work in the transfer market depending on how the current crisis plays out over the coming weeks.

A new central midfielder needs to be on the agenda and it looks like Arsenal have identified a top class target as FootMercato claim we’ve joined the race to sign out-of-favour Bayern Munich man Tolisso.

The 25-year-old developed into one of the most exciting young midfielders in Europe during his time at Lyon which earned him a £41m move to Bayern in 2017 but his time in Germany hasn’t gone as smoothly as he would have hoped.

Tolisso has been plagued by injury problems which have left him struggling to secure a regular first team place and he started just 7 of his 22 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.

FootMercato says Bayern are now ready to cut their loses and sell Tolisso this summer and the player is believed to be open to the idea of a fresh start away from the German champions. TeamTalk suggests the French international could be on the market for just £23m – which would be a bargain for a player of his quality.

It would be a sensational piece of business if Arsenal could lure Tolisso to the Emirates as he’d be a huge upgrade on our current midfield options. Granit Xhaka improved under Arteta but he’s still a liability at times while Matteo Guendouzi is still learning his trade.

Lucas Torreira has endured a frustrating season having struggled to nail down a regular first team place while it remains to be seen whether Dani Ceballos will secure a permanent move from Real Madrid so I’d love to see Tolisso arrive this summer.

However, understandably, we aren’t the only club in the running as the report says we’ll face competition from the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Manchester United so it’s going to be tough for Arsenal to win the race for his signature.