Thomas Meunier has revealed he would favour a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United interested in the 27-year-old Belgian international.
Man Utd are expecting a move in both directions in the summer, and with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young a little less in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, the red devils are looking to secure an experienced right back in Meunier, with Diogo Dalot seemingly too young to bear the pressure through an entire season alone – at least while he adapts.
Thomas Meunier admitted he was open to a move in the summer, but warned that the Premier League wasn’t his only option.
“Yes, but not only there. It comes from everywhere. Even from China or the Middle East.”
“I never hid it.” He said of his interest in a Premier League move.
Meunier has a year left on his current deal with Paris Saint Germain, and while the 27-year-old admitted leaving the French Champions without a chance to finish beautifully will annoy him a little, he understands it’s a decision the club management will have to make.
“The discussions with management are hanging around a bit. I can understand because of the deadlines of the team that my personal case was put in the fridge, but since then nothing has happened, the message seems clear enough. It would annoy me a little if it ends like that, without having the opportunity to finish beautifully.
“It’s true, I had a rough season, but a title is still a title and I am very happy. You know, even if I only took part in four or five matches in 2019, my stats, offensive and defensive, are among the best in the PSG defence alongside Bernat’s. Last year, although I had played less than during my first season in France, I felt I had progressed. Here, it’s the same.”
While Paris Saint Germain easily championed the Ligue 1, they failed to replicate a similar form on the European stages. And Meunier feels it’s all down to a lack of players, despite the hoard of young talents, and urged the club to further invest in the team.
“There are many talented young players here who probably do not have enough experience yet.
“In addition, when the coach joined early in the season, he called for reinforcements at certain positions and was not heard. Recent results have shown he was right.
“We paid the consequences of our injuries in the league as we did in the Champions League. If you look closely, all those who were injured are boys who took part in the World Cup. And in the first round, we played regularly with the same 14 or 15 players. The overload has had its effects.”