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Juventus have agreement for Corentin Tolisso

January 27, 2017 - 10:57 pm

Juventus have reached an agreement for the transfer of French midfielder Corentin Tolisso in June.

According to Italian transfer journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Juve have agreed terms with Lyon for Tolisso’s transfer at the end of the season in a deal that could cost up to €40 million.

Pedulla reports the Bianconeri have an agreement in principle with the French side, having accepted their valuation of the player following a series of meetings over the last month.

Juve were initially believed to be signing the player in January, however the report suggests that the two clubs decided to postpone the deal until the summer, with the agreement of the player and his family.

The Bianconeri are believed to have completed the deal during this transfer window with the intention of avoiding a bidding war for the player in June, with the approval of Lyon chairman      Jean-Michel Aulas.

Tolisso has scored 20 goals in 139 appearances for Les Gones.


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    JuventusVidal January 28, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Really hope this is true. Tolisso and dahoud would be an amazing summer.

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    VonKellef January 28, 2017 at 2:29 am

    If these reports are true and we are willing to pay 40m € for this guy, then why don’t we but Nzozi from Sevilla for 30m?

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      Beppe Rossi January 28, 2017 at 3:10 am

      Because N’zonzi is 28 going on 29. Tolisso is a better player(my opinion), and is 7 years younger.

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        VonKellef January 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm

        The age dosen’t bug me as much as it use to do. I see age as number, not much else. Anyways if you say this guy is class then I’ll take your word for it. Haven’t seen him play much, and I’ll state my verdict after I have seen him in action.
        But if he is even better than N’zozi, then WOW!
        I’ve seen N’zozi play a bit and he is all over. Linking upp the game, participating in the attack and doing more than well in the defense.

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          Pritish Appadoo January 29, 2017 at 7:19 am

          Age wouldn’t be an issue if our current midfield was more youthful. But you already have Asamoah 28 Marchisio 31 Khedira bordering on 30 Hernanes close to 32 Rincon 29. Means Marotta would have a hell of a lot of work to do when the time arrives to replace all 4 of these. Now imagine if you throw in Nzonzi as well.

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    Beppe Rossi January 28, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I can’t express how great of a signing this is. This guy can play. Marotta just keeps signing the right players.

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    BelgianJuventino January 28, 2017 at 6:51 am

    If Juve is willing to spend that much on him, they must truly believe in this guy. Hopefully it wont exclude a possible Verratti deal

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      thegutterpoet January 29, 2017 at 6:34 am

      I expect a fair clear out of the midfield in the Summer. Hernanes may even leave today or tomorrow, if not in the Summer. Lemina seems like dead weight to me…better options higher up the field and he has proven very little as a more central midfielder.

      Much also depends on how this new 4-2-3-1 beds in. I doubt it could go horridly wrong, too much talent on the field for that. Much also depends on whether Allegri remains at the club.

      let us assume the system is here to stay.

      Fighting for the 2 CM/DM roles – Pjanic, Khedira, Marchisio, Rincon, Sturaro, Hernanes, Lemina. Which is at least 2 too many. Though…Hernanes used to play as a trequartista, lemina seems more suited to an AM position and who knows how useful Sturaro or Rincon can be in the system?

      Tolisso appears class. As he did when we played them in the CL. I was impressed with his maturity on the ball considering his age. He seems very hard to knock of the ball, able to keep a move flowing with quick, simple passing, not the quickest, but confident on the ball and can tackle.

      Seems a natural regista. Which would be a first for our squad! Though…I am finally getting my wish granted in terms of seeing Big Sami there! Should have attempted this ages ago…Stubborn old dog Allegri eh!

      40m seems about right for a player in demand, very good age, decent experience…which is madness but also reality. The question i would ask is that why would Lyon wish to avoid a bidding war? And so…if we have provisionally had a price considered, and been given the chance to speak to the player, and he has said YES, then I can see some substance to this rumour. In absence of that run of events…its merely media flotsam.

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        Pritish Appadoo January 29, 2017 at 7:24 am

        Agree with you gutterpoet. Maybe 30-35m would seem to be a fairer price for me, but you can’t blame Lyon for trying to push up the price. I thought very little of Tolisson when he made his debut for his club but I’ve found him amazing in the few games I’ve watched this season. At the age of 22 he already has three and a half Ligue 1 seasons under his belt, as well as 2 Champions League campaigns and several caps as a France U21 international.

        Also given the current state of our midfield he’d be a most welcome addition. Massive improvement over the likes of Sturaro, Rincon, Hernanes and Lemina IMO. I do hope the latter two get sold soon because they bring very little at all to the side.

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    Jas January 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    That’s allot of money for a 22 year old, more so than what we paid for anyone except higguain. The video attached wasn’t very impressive honestly, I’m not sure I’d spend this much on him. Even if we do get him, who loses their spot in the first 11?

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    Mikkel Andersen January 28, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Can noone bid a higher price and get him before the summer?