Juventus Consider Signing Bayern Munich Outcast

Juventus are reportedly assessing the possibility of signing out-of-favor Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso next summer. The 27-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena, with the Bianconeri reportedly leading the race to secure his services.

Tolisso has failed to live up to expectations at Bayern since joining the club from Lyon in 2017. The French midfielder’s Bundesliga career has been highlighted by frequent injury setbacks and topsy-turvy performances. Since the Germans are reluctant to offer him a new deal, he will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Juventus will undergo a squad overhaul come the summer of 2022, following another seemingly underwhelming Serie A season. Massimiliano Allegri’s men are currently languishing in sixth in the table, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Napoli. After practically stealing away a fourth-placed finish last term, the Bianconeri may need another miracle to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The midfield has been arguably the weakest link of Allegri’s squad so far. Therefore, the Allianz Stadium chiefs are keen to revamp the midfield options already in the January transfer window. But they are also keeping their eyes peeled for value ahead of the summer. Per TUTTOmercatoWEB, Tolisso is among the names considered by the Juventus hierarchy.

Though the player has already given his consent for a switch to Serie A, the Italian heavyweights are having second thoughts. That’s because of Tolisso’s recurring injury problems. Juventus would like to avoid another Aaron Ramsey scenario. The Welshman has spent more time healing injuries on the sidelines than actually performing on the field since joining in from Arsenal in 2019. 

Juventus are known for signing out-of-contract players, as evidenced by their recent acquisitions of Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Emre Can, and Sami Khedira. But before pulling off another Bosman deal, the struggling Serie A giants want to make sure Tolisso is not as injury-prone as it appears right now.