Borussia Dortmund have just signed right-back Thomas Meunier of Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer for free.
The Belgium international signed the four-year deal at the Westfalenstadion.
In spite of the new add on of the 28-year-old, Borussia Dortmund will not give up on hope to also transfer Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi for another year, according to BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.
Dortmund ran ahead of Tottenham Hotspur who also wanted to make the same transfer. The new addition is in an attempt to finally break Bayern Munich’s grip on Bundesliga. The Bavarians have won the last eight league titles. Also Read– Players in the Premier League take a knee in solidarity
“Thomas Meunier is a player who has proven his quality at the highest level, among other things in the Champions League and in the national team, over a long period of time and will give us a real boost with his experience,” Zorc said of the third Belgium international in the current squad.
Meunier started his career at Club Brugge and spent the previous 4 seasons at PSG for which he made 17 Champions League appearances. The star said he was attracted by the club’s raucous fans.
“Borussia Dortmund play exactly the type of football I want to play: exciting, authentic and natural,” he said. “BVB are known for their enthusiastic fans, and the atmosphere at the Westfalenstadion that day influenced my decision if I’m honest. I am ambitious and I want to win titles with Dortmund, as I have done in Brugge and Paris.”
At a news conference on Thursday, Dortmund director Zorc said they will not give up on Achraf Hakimi, who is set to make his way back to Real Madrid after a two-year loan spell at Borussia.
“We are interested in finding a solution with Real and Achraf so he might play football at Dortmund again next season,” he said.