Borussia Dortmund and Belgium national team right back Thomas Meunier has been linked with a return to Belgian side Club Brugge, per reports.
Borussia Dortmund’s search for new faces in positions of interest is a process that inevitably means there are players in their current squad who’s time is likely up in black and yellow. The club, in the case of the right back position, must make room both physically and financially for a new player to take their place in the starting 11.
One player that seems set to depart is Belgian international Thomas Meunier. It’s been known for some time now that Dortmund are not planning on giving Meunier a vital role in the starting 11 going forward; The player hardly featured in the second half of Dortmund’s season, and never quite settled at the club after he joined from PSG in an effort to replace the outgoing Achraf Hakimi.
Meunier’s lack of convincing performances have clearly convinced Dortmund that a separation is the best solution for all parties involved, and it seems like there may finally be a club willing to give Meunier the chance to leave Germany. Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge are looking to sign Meunier if reports are to be believed, with an offer of a contract until 2025 plus an option for another year.
The move would suit both parties, with Brugge retaining the services of one of their former players. On Meunier’s part, he would bring a wealth of experience with him, having played in a number of leagues for team’s where the pressure is quite high. Meunier would also be given far more minutes on the pitch in Belgium, which would give him a better chance of retaining his place in the Belgian National team, all while playing for a club he truly adores.