Another Paris Saint-Germain defender is headed to the Bundesliga.
This week, we learned that Tanguy Kouassi will leave PSG for FC Bayern Munich, and joining him in Germany will be right-back Thomas Meunier, who according to BILD (via Le10Sport), will join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer after some convincing from his compatriots Thorgan Hazard and Axel Witsel.
The news was confirmed by journalist Nicolò Schira on Twitter and he also revealed that Meunier will sign a four-year contract with Dortmund:
Dome deal! Thomas #Meunier joins #BVB as a free agent at the end of the season. The belgian right-back will sign 4-years contract with #BorussiaDortmund and he will replace Achraf #Hakimi, who comes-back to #RealMadrid. All confirmed what i said 3 months ago! #transfers
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 16, 2020
Meunier had been the target of José Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur but clearly, the Belgium international preferred to replace the outgoing Achraf Hakimi at Dortmund rather than competing with former PSG right-back Serge Aurier.
For PSG, they had been expecting Meunier’s exit for weeks if not months. Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, is already lining up transfer targets to replace him but there is still some unfinished business.
Meunier’s contract with PSG expires on June 30, however, he could sign a temporary extension to remain with the club as they prepare to compete in the UEFA Champions League in August. It’s completely up to the player whether or not he wants to stay but there are risks. If Meunier suffers a serious injury, his move to Dortmund could be off the table.
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