Former Paris Saint-Germain right-back, Thomas Meunier, decided to air the dirty laundry as to what happened between him and the capital club in regards to his contract that expired at the end of June. Well, it didn’t take long for Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, to respond.
The Brazilian spoke with Le Parisien to give his side of the story. Meunier stated that PSG never tried to reach an agreement with him over a contract extension, however, Leonardo indicated that this is not how the situation went down between both parties.
“For these players at the end of the contract, we have implemented a common policy: extend them by two months in order to complete the competitions on the same conditions as those enforced in their contract, which ended on June 30, 2020,” Leonardo said. “Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting, and Sergio Rico agreed. They behaved perfectly.”
Furthermore, the capital club’s sporting director stated that he tried to work out a deal that would allow Meunier to remain in Paris after signing with Borussia Dortmund. Nonetheless, the German club asked for a loan fee, and as a result, there was no deal.
“Thomas Meunier had already signed for Borussia Dortmund. I do not know when. Free since January 1 to commit where he wants, he was perfectly right,” Leonardo said. “He asked for the same salary as in Borussia. I called Borussia to get a loan, and the German club demanded a paying loan. Under these conditions, it was impossible. There was no reason to act differently with him.”
“The club never disrespected him. He has always held, except obviously when he was injured or suspended. We tried to extend. He didn’t want to. It’s his right.”
It seems petty on the part of the Belgium international. PSG treated him well, even though he drew some anger from the supporters during his tenure in the French capital. What happened behind the curtains didn’t need to come out to the public. Meunier should’ve moved on and be happy with his new adventure with Dortmund and closed the chapter with PSG.
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