Bayern Munich sign French midfielder Corentin Tolisso

The deal is worth an estimated £35m

BY Sinéad Farrell 20:00 Wednesday 14 June 2017, 20:00 14 Jun 2017

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Bayern Munich have signed French midfielder Corentin Tolisso on a five-year deal from Lyon worth an estimated £35m.

The 22-year-old scored who scored 14 goals for Lyon last season, signed for the German champions on Wednesday after undergoing a medical.

After putting pen to paper, a delighted Tolisso told the club website: "I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I'm very thankful for that. Now I’m really pleased to be at one of the best clubs in Europe. I have great aims for my time at FC Bayern. Today is a great day for me."

Speaking about the new signing, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said:

"We're really pleased we've been able to sign such a young and interesting player ahead of stiff competition from abroad. Corentin Tolisso was (coach) Carlo Ancelotti's wish for our midfield."

 

 

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