Borussia Dortmund has announced Thomas Meunier ‘s signature on a free transfer of previous Paris Saint-Germain right-back.
In the course of recent months, Belgium International has been connected to a Premier League move, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all being recorded as potential destinations. In any case, it was Bundesliga giants Dortmund who won the race for the 28-year-old, with Meunier agreeing on a four-year deal lasting until 2024.
Explaining his reasons for joining the club, Meunier alluded to the enthusiastic help of BVB, with the defender watching the famed Yellow Wall intently this season as PSG dumped the German side out of Europe.
The Belgian told the official site of the club: “Borussia Dortmund plays exactly the football I want to play: exciting, authentic and certifiable. BVB is known for its passionate supporters, and my choice was motivated by the atmosphere during the game with PSG at Signal Iduna Park.
“I’m ambitious and I’d prefer to win titles with Dortmund, as when I was in Bruges and Paris,” he said.
As Goal affirmed, Meunier had already agreed, along with his previous PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani, not to make himself available for the remainder of the Ligue 1 champions league campaign.
Thomas Tuchel ‘s team is in the quarter-finals of the series, which will presently be played as a smaller than expected knockout tournament in Lisbon in August after the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have brought about a change in format.
By and by, both Meunier and Cavani would depart when their contracts end on June 30, dealing a hit to the French capital club’s expectations of winning the opposition just because.
As for Dortmund, the brandishing director Michael Zorc, who marked another deal with the club until 2022, also announced that the following season’s head coach Lucien Favre will remain in his post.
He told correspondents: “Internally, we have a ton of certainty and at the appointed time, we will have talks [with Favre].”