Belgian website RTBF have claimed that Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has chosen a move to Borussia Dortmund this summer, rejecting the chance to join Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.
Meunier, 28, is one of a number of high-profile players at PSG that are set to see their contracts expire this summer. Captain Thiago Silva and striker Edinson Cavani are also on the way out – as is 40-time Belgium international Meunier.
The Daily Express claimed on Tuesday that Tottenham were in talks to sign the soon-to-be free agent for nothing, and were hoping the presence of close friend Toby Alderweireld could get a deal over the line.
However, Meunier has chosen to join Dortmund. The latest report states that an announcement will be made this week, with Meunier opting to join Dortmund despite a ‘concrete offer’ from Spurs and interest from Juventus, Inter and Atletico Madrid.
The Express also claimed Liverpool and Manchester United were keen.
TBR’s view – Blow for Tottenham, Meunier would have been ideal
Tottenham desperately need a right-back this summer, even if it is to only rival Serge Aurier rather than replace the Ivorian. On a free, in his peak and having had a hand in 38 goals during his 128 PSG outings, Meunier would have been excellent.
Instead, Spurs are likely to have delve deep into their pockets to sign a right-back after failing to sign Meunier. Max Aarons of Norwich, Youcef Atal of Nice and plenty of others have been linked – but Meunier would have been perfect on a free.