Lyon have this morning announced the signing of French international midfielder Corentin Tolisso on a free transfer, the 27-year-old returning to the club after five years at Bayern Munich.
The 2018 World Cup winner has signed a five-year contract with his formative club, becoming the latest home-grown player to return – after Alexandre Lacazette’s signing from Arsenal – as Lyon look to rebuild around a familiar core after a disappointing season.
Tolisso’s five years in Germany were blighted with fitness issues, with notably a knee injury at the start of the 2018/19 season stunting his progress, after his impressive debut season which culminated in a World Cup win.
He nevertheless made over a century of appearances, scored 21 goals and won 5 Bundesliga titles. In his first four seasons in the Lyon first team, Tolisso had played 160 games.
He underwent his medical yesterday, having been won over by Lacazette and Anthony Lopes as Lyon look to get the band back together and bounce back from a campaign that saw them miss out on Europe altogether.