Borussia Dortmund have announced they have completed the signing of Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer with his contract finishing at the end of the month – and Spurs fans have reacted on Twitter.
Meunier, 28, was one of the most high-profile players set to see their contracts expire this summer – with a number of Thomas Tuchel’s star players set to leave in the coming months.
The 40-time Belgium international joins Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Layvin Kurzawa, Adil Aouchiche and Tanguy Kouassi in leaving the French champions for nothing. Spurs were strongly linked with a move.
Belgian website RTBF claimed that Meunier had chosen to join Dortmund earlier this month, despite a ‘concrete offer’ from Jose Mourinho’s side. Dortmund confirmed on Thursday he had agreed a four-year deal.
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Thomas Meunier on a contract until 2024! ✍️ pic.twitter.com/OLIuvBUyzA
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 25, 2020
Spurs are in desperate need of a right-back with Serge Aurier considered a liability and Kyle Walker-Peters deemed not good enough, hence his loan to Southampton. Meunier was an option for Mourinho.
The north Londoners have also been linked with a player that Meunier is about to replace, in the form of Real Madrid loanee Achraf Hakimi. Max Aarons and Youcef Atal have also been linked.
Spurs fans reacted to Dortmund nabbing Meunier’s signature on Twitter, and many are surprisingly relieved.
— Lewis (@escxpefromla) June 25, 2020
We want. Max arons .
— ahmed (@pazzingaa) June 25, 2020
Because we are signing hakimi ?
— . (@_Priickly) June 25, 2020
Praise the lord Serge Aurier for this blessing
— B? (@fvckboyko) June 25, 2020
RIGHT!!!!! Get Max Aarons through the door!!!, No excuses!!!
— Neil Evans (@valeebbw) June 25, 2020
— D1V1D3D (@D1V1D3DxFLASH1) June 25, 2020