Borussia Dortmund have signed the Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier on a four-year deal, beating several Premier League sides to the Belgian’s signature
Meunier, who is out of contract at PSG this summer, has decided to join the German giants, Borussia Dortmund, signing a four-year deal with the Bundesliga runners-up.
The 28-year-old attacking-minded right-back has refused to hide his delight with a move to the Signal Iduna Park, heaping praise on Dortmund’s playing style and their fans.
“Borussia Dortmund play exactly the football that I want to play: exciting, authentic, and natural,” said Meunier, as relayed by the Bundesliga.com.
“BVB is known for their enthusiastic fans and the atmosphere during the game with Paris at Signal Iduna Park really influenced my decision. I’m ambitious, and, like with Brugge and Paris, I want to win titles with Dortmund.”
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Meunier’s standout performances in Dortmund’s 3-2 aggregate loss to PSG in their Champions League last-16 tie earlier this year have impressed BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, who now said: “Thomas Meunier is a player who has demonstrated his quality at the highest level in the Champions League and the national team over a long period of time.”
“He’ll really benefit us with his experience.”
Meunier joined the French powerhouse from Club Brugge in 2016 and has moved on to pick up over 120 appearances across all competitions and win three Ligue 1 titles with Thomas Tuchel’s side.
The Belgium international will have to compete with the 35-year-old Lukasz Piszczek for a place in Lucien Favre’s starting XI next season.