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Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso completes Bayern move

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Bayern Munich have signed Lyon star Corentin Tolisso for a fee believed to be in the region of £35million.

Tolisso passed a medical with the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday after an agreement was reached between the two teams and the player.

Tolisso, 22 has signed a five-year contract with the German champions keeping him at Bavaria till 2022. Tolisso was linked with several European clubs before his move to Bayern. Reports suggest that the former Lyon man was linked with Arsenal and also Chelsea.

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Tolisso’s primary position has been in the centre of the field for OL, he has proven to be an exceptionally versatile presence since breaking into the first team in 2013. He has played in a myriad of positions, from right-back through to playmaker and even as a false nine for periods this term.

Tolisso came up through the youth ranks in Lyon and with a move to Germany, he will end a long association with the French side as he thanked Lyon for all the memories.

“I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I’m very thankful for that,” he told Bayern Munich’s official website. “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.”

Tolisso’s impressive form made him a top target for many sides as the young midfielder bagged 14 goals and 7 assists in the last season.

Tolisso follows Serge Gnabry, Nicklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy as the new additions to Carlo’s Bayern this summer, as the Italian is looking to strengthen his side ahead of the next season.