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Transfer News: European giants beat Man United to yet another summer signing

Thomas Meunier
Tottenham, Chelsea also interested in Meunier

Thomas Meunier to sign for Borussia Dortmund over Manchester United

According to the German publication Bild (h/t Daily Mail), Manchester United have lost out to Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Thomas Meunier.

The Belgian veteran will leave PSG on a free transfer once his contract expires this summer. He has penned a four-year deal at the Signal Iduna Park.

The 28-year-old has been with PSG since the summer of 2016. However, he has failed to make the position his own at the Parc des Princes.

He has also chosen against signing a short-term extension with PSG. Although he will depart a Ligue 1 winner, he will miss out on the French powerhouse’s Champions League campaign.

Manchester United target Thomas Meunier will join Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United target Thomas Meunier will join Borussia Dortmund

Ironically PSG qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16.

It is difficult to see him replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka. However, on a free transfer, he would have provided excellent cover to the impressive Englishman. An experienced player who has played at the highest level, he is more than capable of holding hold his own when need be.

It makes a bad start to the week to United, who have now lost two players to Dortmund. The Meunier news comes on the heels of United losing out on Jude Bellingham. The youngster chose to follow in Jadon Sancho’s footprints despite United’s aggressive sales pitch.

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.

United also lost Jude Bellingham to Dortmund
United also lost Jude Bellingham to Dortmund

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Meunier is one of the three players expected to leave PSG at the end of the month. The others are Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva.

All three players have been linked with United this summer.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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