La Liga giants are reportedly keeping a close eye on many right-backs across the Europe. According to multiple reports emanating from Spain, Barcelona are eyeing move for Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier. The 31-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Belgium international joined Borussia Dortmund from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in 2020. He is under contract until the summer of 2024.
The right-back has featured in 15 matches for Borussia Dortmund this term, providing one assist in all competitions.
He will turn 32 next season but still has a lot to offer at the top level.
Thomas Meunier has also left his mark at the international stage after netting eight goals in 62 senior appearances for the Belgium national team.
La Liga giants are delving into the transfer market for an experienced right-back and have done well to identify the 31-year-old as a potential target.
The former Paris Saint-Germain man will offer the Barcelona boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
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According to the report, “Barcelona are eyeing Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Meunier. Barça have a long list of possible full-back options for the summer market and the one who always remains is the Belgian defender Meunier, says Sport. He could leave Dortmund at a very affordable price, he is the ideal age to give two years of good performance, he wants to come and both the sporting and personal reports are excellent. Barca coach Xavi has concerns about his fullback options and Meunier is considered a serious solution. The experienced Belgian can also play in midfield when needed.”
Barcelona will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Thomas Meunier to join the club.
The German giants are eager to keep the right-back beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.
Good signing for Barcelona?
If Barcelona and Xavi are seriously considering a right-back, Meunier could also prove to be a smart option.
All in all, Thomas Meunier will be an ideal choice for Xavi as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Spotify Camp Nou.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.