Thomas Meunier signs for Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal after Belgian defender turned down Man United, Chelsea and Spurs when his PSG contract expired
- Belgium right-back Meunier, 28, has signed a four-year contract at Dortmund
- He had been linked with Premier League trio Man United, Chelsea and Spurs
- Meunier played against Dortmund in last-16 of the Champions League
- He admitted he was impressed by passionate Dortmund fans during the match
After posing with a Dortmund shirt, Meunier tweeted: ‘A great day has arrived! I have the immense honour to announce my engagement with Borussia Dortmund!
Thomas Meunier has signed for Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal after leaving PSG
The 28-year-old turned down a move to the English Premier League to head to Germany
‘A new chapter opens to us, to you, to me. What a pride to wear the yellow and black jersey.’
It brings to a close a successful four-year spell in France in which he won the Ligue 1 title three times as well as the French Cup and three French League Cups, playing 128 times.
The Ligue 1 season was curtailed amid the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of April with PSG declared champions after the final table was calculated on a points-per-game basis.
Meunier played against Dortmund in the first leg of PSG’s Champions League last-16 tie but was suspended for the second leg, which saw the French club advance 3-2 on aggregate.
Meunier will play for Borussia Dortmund from the start of the 2020-21 season after signing
Meunier expressed delight at the move on his Twitter account after a free transfer from PSG
Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: ‘Thomas Meunier is a player who has demonstrated his quality at the highest level in the Champions League and in the national team over a long period of time and will really benefit us with his experience.’
Meunier, who has played 40 games and scored seven goals for Belgium, links up with compatriots Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard at Signal Iduna Park.
He said: ‘Borussia Dortmund plays exactly the football that I want to play: exciting, authentic and natural. BVB is known for their enthusiastic fans and the atmosphere during the game with PSG at Signal Iduna Park really influenced my decision.
Meunier challenges Jadon Sancho during PSG’s Champions League meeting with Dortmund
‘I am ambitious and, like with Club Brugge and Paris, I would like to win titles with Dortmund.’
Borussia round off the current Bundesliga season with a home match against Hoffenheim on Saturday. They are…