An article on Sport Witness has recently suggested that Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who seemed destined for a summer move to Juventus, could potentially make a Premier League switch with Arsenal interested.
Tolisso, 22, had been scouted extensively by some of Europe’s elite clubs and Juventus were interested in him as a long-term option across midfield. French newspaper L’Equipe have said that the Serie A giants’ interest has cooled slightly, even though it’s entirely possible they are waiting for the season to finish before starting negotiations.
Inter Milan, Napoli and Arsenal are also potential destinations for the Frenchman, who continues to develop with more Ligue 1 matches under his belt. He has clocked almost 4,000 minutes across all competitions this term and has developed an increasing knack for scoring goals and creating opportunities from deeper roles.
Versatile, talented and young, it’s promising that Arsenal are being linked with players like Tolisso. The real stumbling block is persuading him to join Arsenal, a club whose struggles have been well-documented across the world this season.
You could perhaps argue that Wenger now doesn’t have the pulling power of old, and it’s highly likely that Tolisso would pick Juve over the Gunners if given the choice, as frustrating as it may seem.
€30m at this stage of Tolisso’s career seems a fair amount given just how inflated the transfer market has proven to be in recent seasons.
With that in mind, there has been no news on possible midfield departures this summer from Arsenal which would free up space for him to compete for a regular starting berth without getting easily frustrated.