Bayern Munich have signed Corentin Tolisso from Lyon.
Tolisso, 22, can play in a number of positions across midfield, both defensive and attacking, and came through the ranks at Lyon since age 13.
Last season, he scored 14 goals and provided seven assists as Lyon qualified for the Champions League and his performances also reportedly attracted interest from Juventus, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.
The versatile central midfielder, who has Togolese roots, passed a medical at Bayern’s Sabenerstrasse HQ in Munich on Wednesday and penned a four and a half year deal that will keep him at the Bundesliga champions until 2022.
“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,” he told Bayern’s official website.
Bayern CEO 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 Carlo Ancelotti’s wish for our midfield.”
Tolisso becomes Bayern’s fourth signing of the summer after Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy arrived from Hoffenheim and Serge Gnabry joined from Werder Bremen.