Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Thomas Meunier on a free transfer. The right-back has penned a four-year deal with the German giants and will officially make the move when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires on June 30.
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Thomas Meunier on a contract until 2024! ✍️ pic.twitter.com/OLIuvBUyzA— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 25, 2020
Meunier has been a credible performer for Les Parisiens over the past four years where he has registered 13 goals and 21 assists from 128 appearances across all competitions.
The French champions were obviously keen on keeping hold of him until the conclusion of their Champions League campaign in August, but he decided against the short-term extension alongside Edinson Cavani.
Meunier was previously linked with a possible move to the Premier League with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, but the assurance of being a regular starter may have contributed to the decision to join Dortmund.
The Bundesliga outfit are set to lose the services of Achraf Hakimi when his two-year loan deal from Real Madrid expires on June 30, and Meunier is set to act as a direct replacement for the Morocco international in the right-back/right wing-back role.
Lukasz Piszczek, 35, has been Dortmund’s other choice on the right side of the backline, but the Czech has generally operated in a three-man central defence during the backend of the current season under manager Lucien Favre.
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