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Corentin Tolisso opens door to Premier League move

Krishan Davis
Tolisso is hoping his injury woes are behind him
Tolisso is hoping his injury woes are behind him / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages

French midfielder Corentin Tolisso has opened the door to a free transfer to the Premier League following his departure from Bayern Munich.

Tolisso confirmed on Monday that he would be leaving Bayern upon the expiry of his contract at the end of June, following five trophy-laden but injury disrupted years in Bavaria.

Still just 27, Tolisso made 118 appearances and scored 21 goals for Die Roten, but fitness issues - including an ACL tear - meant his debut season was the only time he played more than 16 times in the Bundesliga.

Now set to become a free agent, Tolisso has revealed he is optimistic that his injury woes are behind him and he is interested in a move to the Premier League.

“I am convinced that [my issues] are more psychological than physical," he told L'Equipe. "It’s more in my head than with my body. I worked with a mental coach to put words to what I was going through.

"Now, I’m 5,000% convinced I can get back to a very high level physically. I’m going to do a one-month training period so that I’m ready for the start of next season.”

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He continued: “I want to go play a major role in a club. To continue winning trophies. I would be interested in England, with its intensity, but I’m not ruling out any league. I know what I’m capable of. I know to what point a change in my life and in my surroundings will do me good.”

A return to Lyon - the club Tolisso left for Bayern in 2017 - has also been touted as a possibility for the France international, with talks said to be ongoing.