The midfielder moved from Olympique Lyon to Säbener Strasse for the club’s record transfer fee of 41.5 million euros.
Around four years later, the Munich-based CEO is less delighted. “Tolisso still has one year of contract in the summer,” said Rummenigge with a view to the 26-year-old’s working paper on “Sport 1”, which expires in 2022, and made it soberly clear: “We either extend the contract or have to find a solution.
The se two options are there on the table. I can’t rule out one or the other. ” An advertisement for further cooperation sounds different.
The professional, who is often thrown back by injuries, usually commutes between the bench and the pitch.
Tolisso was only allowed to play six times this season under head coach Hansi Flick in the Bundesliga, and for the full 90 minutes he was not on the pitch once. In the Champions League he was given more consideration, completed half of the possible playing time in the premier class and contributed his only goal of the season to date in the 4-0 home win against Atlético Madrid.
The re’s no getting around Kimmich and Goretzka
After the goal against Atlético, Flick had raved about Tolisso: “You can feel that he’s enjoying football. I’m glad he scored the goal, that gives him confidence. He’s got this quality, good results from the second row , but also to go into the pits. He’s also very strong. ”
The French international was also unable to take advantage of his last chance of probation, when Kimmich was injured at the end of the year.
The Goretzka who tested positive for the corona virus was not allowed to replace Tolisso. Instead, newcomer Marc Roca was given preference in the semifinals against Al Ahly (2-0) – and he played a strong role.
Thiago’s footsteps are too big
The Frenchman’s problem is obvious: Tolisso repeatedly reveals defensive weaknesses, for example in the 4-1 win against Arminia Bielefeld when he saw red after an unnecessary foul on Fabian Klos. “That was stupid”, Flick judged tough at the time.
Before the season started, those in charge of FC Bayern had high hopes for Tolisso and firmly believed that the midfielder would finally make a breakthrough.
For Thiago, who had switched to Liverpool, the Munich team waived the obligation of an adequate substitute. “It doesn’t have to be inevitable that we do something else in this position,” said Rummenigge of “AZ” and emphasized with a view to Tolisso: “He’s a world champion, a player who interprets the role differently than Thiago. Coco is very dangerous in front of goal. We hope that Coco will bring a lot of quality to our game. ”
But Tolisso succeeded far too rarely. According to “kicker” and “Sport Bild”, FC Bayern is ready to let go of the right foot in the event of a corresponding offer. According to “Sport 1” information, the pain threshold is 20 million euros.
The summer would be the last opportunity to generate a decent transfer fee for the French world champion. Juventus Turin is traded as a potential buyer.
Tolisso causes a stir with a tattoo campaign
In addition to the poor athletic performance, there are also missteps off the field. In the midst of the pandemic, Tolisso illegally got a tattoo, drawing the anger of the club’s bosses. “This violation is very annoying and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances,” Rummenigge shouted at him. Board member Oliver Kahn emphasized: “He understands that it was more than unfortunate. In this environment, of course, we have a role model function. If you don’t do it justice, it has major consequences.”
The re is hardly any time left to change anything. A departure as an eternally unredeemed promise is imminent.