Tolisso very close to a return to OL

Tolisso very close to a return to OL

A world champion back in Ligue 1? According to information from RMC Sport, Corentin Tolisso (27) will join Lyon, his training club, if the medical examination goes well, this Thursday.

Lyon should hit a new big one in the transfer market. According to information from RMC Sport, if the medical visit organized this Thursday goes smoothly, Corentin Tolisso (27) will wear the Lyon jersey again next season. This will confirm OL’s desire to strengthen the club’s “DNA”, action launched with the extensions in May of Maxence Caqueret then in June of Anthony Lopes and the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, also free of his contract after a five-year term at Arsenal.

Calls from the foot of Lopes and Lacazette

Not kept by Bayern Munich, who announced it on May 30 after his initial five-year contract initialed on his arrival, he has since been free to sign where he wanted. For a few weeks, he had been observing what was happening at OL and hearing the calls from his “buddies”, Anthony Lopes (who extended until 2025, on June 7) and Alexandre Lacazette ( who signed his contract on June 9, also until 2025). Corentin Tolisso took the time to reflect and, unless the situation turns around on this day when he will multiply the tests as is traditional, he will accompany Alexandre Lacazette in the return operation of the Lyon DNA.

In Bavaria, the 2018 world champion has thus adorned his CV with a Champions League (2020), five German championship titles in the Bundesliga, two German Cups and a Club World Cup.

Back in Lyon where he had hatched first at the training center (from 2007) then as a professional (starting in Nice on August 10, 2013), “Coco” will be able to thicken his “OL” business card, stopped there is 5 years with 160 matches (12 LDC), 29 goals and 7 assists. First labeled “Swiss army knife” for his propensity to evolve in all positions from midfield to defense with Rémi Garde, the Lyon coach who gave him his chance, Hubert Fournier stabilized him in midfield, even if he continues to make “freelance” as a right rear or … left!

Like Alexandre Lacazette, who will again wear the jersey of “his” city and “his” club, the one who made his debut at Stade Amplepuisien will do the same. The two executives of the adventure in the Europa League in 2017 (1/2 final against Ajax in Amsterdam) had left a few days apart for a large check in a major European institution: Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal, the July 5, 2017 (53 million euros) and Corentin Tolisso flew to the German giant in June 2017 against a check for 41.5 million euros. In Bavaria, he played 118 matches (including 25 in the Champions League), scored 25 goals and provided 15 assists.

A big injury in Munich

In Munich, Corentin Tolisso also experienced injuries, including a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee in September 2018, a few weeks after his title of world champion won in Russia with the France team. Following this blank year, he will resume at the start of the next one and on average, will play between 25 and 30 matches per year in all competitions in an institution where he has also amplified his learning of the fundamental values ​​of a top-level club. It is also this quality of an exceptional mind that “Coco” will bring back to OL alongside his new team-mates, some of whom he has known for a long time. He will also accompany the young rising guard in the group’s overall project built for this 2022-23 season.

Edward Jay with Loic Tanzi

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