Corentin Tolisso will be leaving the club in the summer on a free transfer after 5 years in Munich. The departure has been hard, but at the same time, also disappointing for Tolisso.
On Monday, the Bavarian club announced that Tolisso would leave the club in the summer for free. According to Sport1, head coach Julian Nagelsmann wanted to keep him and advocated internally for his extension. But the bosses had a different opinion due to the player being prone to injuries.
In an interview for L’Equipe, the Frenchman explains the division of the opinions between the club and Nagelsmann (via Sport1): “There is the opinion of the coach, but there is also the opinion of those in charge. We didn’t play the best possible season“
„I don’t think the manager has had enough leverage in that context to say that ‚I want to keep this player‘. And I understand this decision.”
The Frenchman also points out that the club had a discussion with Tolisso about not receiving a bouquet of flowers like Niklas Süle did in his farewell match, at that point, he did not know the club’s decision yet. According to Tolisso, the club had not communicated anything to him for three weeks: „We had agreed with those responsible that I would not receive a bouquet of flowers like Süle in the last game. I didn’t know FC Bayern’s decision yet.“
„I hadn’t heard anything from them for three weeks, I asked my agent to call them and the decision was made.“