Borussia Dortmund full-back Thomas Meunier has admitted that Manchester United could have a greater probability of signing him this summer time, after Barcelona’s struggles.
The appropriate-back initially made his identify at Membership Brugge in his native Belgium. However, he then made the transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and spent 4 years within the French capital.
From there, he made the change to Germany and has additionally impressed with Dortmund.
Nonetheless, Meunier had sturdy hyperlinks with Man Utd and Tottenham in the summertime 2020 switch window. Nonetheless, he in the end opted for the Bundesliga.
Nonetheless, hypothesis over his subsequent transfer has not settled because the newest change of his profession. Final summer time, Barcelona got here calling for a brand new right-back late on within the 2021 summer time market.
And whereas the La Liga facet did not get a deal over the road, Meunier has left the door open to a Premier League transfer this summer time.
The 30-year-old told Het Laatste Nieuws: “It might have been…Barcelona have been in search of a dependable right-back, somebody who’s bodily sturdy, full, and may be harmful on stagnant levels, for an appropriate value, given their monetary scenario.
“I match that profile, these completely different situations. That’s what I’ve confirmed this season.
“However when Dortmund referred to as me in regards to the provide they’d acquired from Barcelona, it instantly seemed like: ‘Sorry, you’ll be able to’t go away’.”
“Think about… Dortmund are already an enormous membership, however Barca… That’s distinctive. Similar to Actual [Madrid], Bayern [Munich] and United are of their method.
“In precept you don’t say ‘no’ to such golf equipment. Mentally it was not straightforward. However I perceive Dortmund, it was barely per week earlier than the tip of the window.”
Barcelona chased Meunier whereas Ronald Koeman was in cost final summer time. Extra lately, although, Koeman’s successor Xavi has been linked with a transfer for Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui.
Meunier stated of the Barcelona curiosity: “Barcelona, that’s a prepare that solely passes as soon as in a lifetime. I used to be additionally shocked when Jordi Cruyff referred to as me.
“He defined the plan. Barca needed to both mortgage me with no necessary buy possibility or instantly take me over completely.”
Meunier and Man Utd right-back scenario
Meunier has performed 59 instances for Dortmund amid a spell on the bench final season and damage issues this season.
Nonetheless, he has contributed two targets and 4 assists this time period, with Dortmund nonetheless within the Bundesliga title race.
Meunier left PSG for Dortmund on a free switch after seeing his contract in Paris expire.
Again at Previous Trafford, in the meantime, Man Utd had Aaron Wan-Bissaka impressing at right-back on the identical time.
Now, although, the 24-year-old’s place is underneath menace and Diogo Dalot has offered strong competitors.
United are reportedly after new signings for his or her backbone this summer time, amid the seek for a brand new supervisor.
Nonetheless, they may but contemplate a brand new right-back amid the battle between Wan-Bissaka and Dalot.