Tottenham ‘leads the race to sign Thomas Meunier’ with Belgian right back free to leave PSG this summer, while Borussia Dortmund continues to monitor developments
- Tottenham leads the race to sign Thomas Meunier, according to reports
- Paris Saint-Germain’s right back will become a free agent this summer
- Borussia Dortmund would also be interested in the Belgian international
Tottenham is leading the race to sign free agent Thomas Meunier this summer, France reports.
The right back contract at Paris Saint-Germain ends on June 30, while an extension is becoming increasingly unlikely as days go by.
Despite announcing earlier this week that it was his ambition to stay with the club next season, PSG plans to let his deal go according to plan. Le Parisien.
Thomas Meunier will become a free agent when his PSG contract ends this summer
The Belgian international, who turns 29 in September, will now consider a number of options as he prepares to leave the French capital with Borussia Dortmund also interested.
Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen as a full-back, with Serge Aurier currently recognized as the club’s only senior right-back with Kyle Walker-Peters on loan.
The representatives of Meunier are said to have already spoken to Mourinho to discuss his plans likely to be constrained by a limited budget.
According to L’Equipe, during a telephone conversation between the couple, the manager made his case convincing.
Jose Mourinho clearly ‘won’ the Belgian defender when he spoke to him by phone
The right back was reportedly “won” by the field that made Tottenham leaders in the race for his signature.
As a negotiator, Meunier has a lot of bargaining power and is flourishing.
Whether Daniel Levy can make a financial offer that meets the defender’s requirements remains to be seen, but the lack of a transfer fee will be an attractive prospect.
The extent to which the coronavirus crisis affects spending this summer will also determine whether an agreement can be reached.