Corentin Tolisso is unsure: contract extension at Bayern or change?
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Of: Christopher Klaucke

Corentin Tolisso’s contract expires in the summer. FC Bayern and the midfielder are reluctant to make a decision about the future.

Munich – at the FC Bayer Munich befitting professionals who leave the club at the end of the season before the last Bundesliga home game. Niklas Süle is moving to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, that has been known for a long time. Before the game, the defensive giants were presented with flowers by bosses Oliver Kahn, Herbert Hainer and Hasan Salihamidzic.

Corentin Tolisso was not given this honor. The Frenchman is one of the players who are on the sidelines in Munich. Neither Bayern nor Tolisso himself have made a final decision and are reluctant to comment. The future of the world champion seems to be completely open.

Corentin Tolisso
Born: August 3, 1994 (age 27), Tarare, France
Current club: FC Bayern
Position: Center Midfield
Contract until: 06/30/2022
Market value: 15 million euros

Corentin Tolisso: contract extension or farewell to Bayern?

The fact is: Coco Tolisso moved to Munich five years ago for the then Bavarian record sum of 41.5 million euros. His contract expires on June 30, 2022. Means: FC Bayern Munich would not collect a fee if the 27-year-old midfielder left.

On Sunday in Bayern’s 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart, Tolisso came on in the middle of the second half for his French world champion friend Benjamin Pavard and left a happy impression. Was it his last (home) game in an FCB jersey? “I don’t know,” Tolisso answered loudly after the game sports1 when asked whether he would stay in Munich.

Coco Tolisso: FC Bayern is hesitating because of a contract extension

FC Bayern does not seem to have any exorbitant interest in extending the contract with Tolisso. “We had a lot of conversations with each other and I sat down with him,” said the sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “We have to see how the situation develops and how our financial situation is. We know what he’s thinking and he knows what we’re thinking.”

“No final decision has been made yet,” said the FCB coach Julian Nagelsman, who really appreciates Tolisso’s qualities, at the press conference after the Stuttgart game. “That leaves room for interpretation in all directions.” Bayern have long had their sights set on a replacement in young Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch. The transfer of the midfield jewel is not fixed yet. It is possible that the German series champion is playing for a while in the Tolisso case and wants to keep a back door open.

Corentin Tolisso is unsure: contract extension at Bayern or change? © Oryk Haist/Imago

FC Bayern: Tolisso’s salary is not acceptable due to susceptibility to injury

Tolisso’s susceptibility to injury is and remains a thorn in Bayern’s side. Once the Frenchman has found his top form, the next injury slows him down, this season alone he missed 17 competitive games for health reasons. Even Tolisso fan Nagelsmann has lost faith.

“The statistics of the last few years are always very identical. And you always have to consider to what extent it makes sense if a player repeatedly has to deal with muscular injuries,” said the FCB coach. FC Bayern cannot and does not want to afford a high-earning professional who is only rarely available in its salary table, especially not in financially difficult times of a pandemic.

FC Bayern: Tolisso before the last major contract of his career

Tolisso, who scored 21 goals and 15 assists in 118 appearances, played just under half of all possible competitive games in his five years at Bayern. Too little. Tolisso will be 28 in August and is in the best footballing age. His goal is likely to be the last major contract in his career.

It is hard to imagine that Bayern would pay him his desired salary. Tolisso, who is associated with ex-club Olympique Lyon and Italian and Spanish clubs, is on the way out. With substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who is “always there when you need him”, the expiring contract has already been extended. (ck)

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