Thomas Meunier’s time with Paris Saint-Germain is likely over, and the Belgium international will be seeking greener pastures once the 2019-20 season concludes and his contract expires.
However, that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old from giving interviews since there’s not much to do while under quarantine, which is why he spoke with La Maison Lumni on France 2 (via Culture PSG).
Despite the interest from other clubs and Les Parisiens searching for a right-back to replace him, Meunier makes it known that his preference is to remain in Paris, which is why he went short and to the point surrounding his contract situation.
“My ambition is to stay at PSG next season. The club knows this. It is discussed,” Meunier said.
After discussing his future with the capital club, the interview transitioned over to the current squad. Meunier gave his thoughts on the players assembled, and it seems like the group gets along with each other.
“We have a group that is super cool with a fairly young team apart from two, three olds. It’s fairly homogeneous,” Meunier said. “If one day I had been told that I was going to play with players who can be Ballon d’Or, world-famous, I probably would never have believed it. For me, the Belgian championship was already something very good.”
The former Club Brugge defender continued by talking more specifically about his teammates and highlights what it’s like to watch Kylian Mbappé up close on a daily basis.
“But when I see [Edinson] Cavani, Thiago Silva, [Julian] Draxler and others here at PSG, it’s just exceptional. This is an immense opportunity,” Meunier said. “Mbappé is really above average, more gifted than any footballer I have come across in my career, and I frankly hope that he will be able to hold out until the end because he has a future ahead of him that will be just sensational.”
Whether he leaves or not, it looks as though Meunier has a lot of respect for his teammates and won’t depart on bad terms despite wanting to remain at the club.
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