French midfielder believes he is suited to Premier League, dreams of Arsenal move
By Dominic Toner
Corentin Tolisso feels he is “well suited” to play in the Premier League.
The Lyon midfielder has never played outside of the French League but is confident he has the attributes to play in England.
Tolisso, 22, also revealed he has “dreams” of playing at big clubs such as Arsenal.
“”Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal,” Tolisso said, as quoted by the Mirror. “I like the Premier League and I think I am well suited to it. It is the league that offers the most competition, it is the most open, the most hard-fought and the most spectacular.”
The Mirror claim that Tolisso came close to joining Italian side Naploi in the summer but rejected the move instead.
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The central midfielder is a key member of the Lyon side and has scored five goals in just 11 appearances this season.
He has developed into a regular under manger Bruno Genesio after developing through the club’s academy.
Tolisso made 45 appearances for Lyon last season and is under contract until 2020.
The box-to-box midfielder has represented France at Under-19, Under-20 at Under-21 level but is still awaiting a first senior appearance.
Arsenal are currently blessed with several midfield options, including Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla.
The Gunners loaned out England man Jack Wilshere in the summer to Bournemouth as he eyes a return to top form.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club have sent scouts to watch a prolific striker with a £53million release clause.