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Transfer news: Man United could sign 40-cap Belgian star on a free transfer

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Thomas Meunier

Manchester United could sign Thomas Meunier for free

According to French publication Le Quotidien du Foot (h/t Daily Mail), Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has identified Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier as a potential signing.

The 28-year-old primarily plays as a right-back but is capable of doing a job further up the pitch. Meunier is currently in the final months of his contract and can join the Red Devils on a free in the summer.

The Belgian has made 128 appearances in his four years in Paris. He has contributed to 13 goals and 21 assists, in what is an impressive tally for a defender.

Thomas Meunier is set to leave PSG at the end of the season
Thomas Meunier is set to leave PSG at the end of the season

Although capable of adding to our attack, he is unlikely to be a regular starter at Old Trafford.

Summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been a resounding success and is the undisputed choice at right-back. The addition of Meunier will add much-needed strength in depth.

PSG are unlikely to extend the player’s contract and the player will be ready to move on at the end of the season.

United will have to contend with competition from AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, both of whom are also keen on securing the player’s signature.

Thomas Meunier is an attacking full-back
Thomas Meunier scored at Anfield in the Champions League last season

Meunier has enjoyed a trophy-laden career at PSG and has won eight trophies in his time there.

An experienced player who has played at the highest level, signing him for free will be seen as a coup. Although not the best in his position, he is a more than capable player who can hold his own when need be.

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A member of Belgium’s national side, Meunier represented his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Belgians ended up finishing third at the tournament, their best ever result in the competition. He has so far represented his country 40 times, scoring seven goals.