Mauricio Pochettino is on the hunt for a player who is adept at turning over possession, can command the midfield and is composed on the ball. Corentin Tolisso is one man who fits the bill and may be available after falling down the pecking order at Bayern Munich due to injury woes.
The 24-year-old joined the Bundesliga champions from Olympique Lyonnais in 2017, but he may not have a long-term future at the Allianz Arena given the stiff competition for a starting place – Thiago Alcantara, Leon Goretzka, Javi Martinez and Joshua Kimmich. Tottenham could capitalise on the situation.
The Lilywhites failed to replace Mousa Dembele in January and didn’t see much of Eric Dier in 2019 due to the England international suffering a variety of injuries, so at least one face is expected to be brought this summer. For £36m, it could be the £80k-per-week Bayern man.
Before his injury Tolisso was a standout performer for the German outfit. In his debut season (2017/18), he scored and created 10 goals in 17 Bundesliga starts, created 21 chances, averaged 49 passes-per-game with 90% accuracy, won 21 aerial duels (42%) and averaged a tackle (33) or interception (16) every 31 minutes.
He’d be a decent player, but whether Tottenham make a move this summer remains to be seen. Tolisso has recently recovered from a long-term injury and will take time to get back to his best form.