Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier is on Eredivisie side Feyenoord's radar

Borussia Dortmund right back Thomas Meunier has caught the interest of Eredivisie side Feyenoord, per reports.
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According to reports, Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier is on the list of Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam. The Belgian international is out of contract this coming summer.

Prior to the current international break and the end of the first half of the season, Meunier's time at Dortmund seemed to be over. A string of poor performances followed by a lengthy injury layoff saw Meunier play very little over the last couple of seasons. In total, prior to Julian Ryerson's injury which allowed Meunier back into the lineup, the Belgian had not played for Dortmund's first team for a total of 416 days.

Feyenoord's interest comes at a unique time for Dortmund, who are very light in terms of full backs at the current juncture. The sale of Meunier would leave them with very little cover on the right. The aforementioned Julian Ryerson will be out for some weeks yet, which leaves Marius Wolf and Mateu Morey as the only options, unless we see Niklas Süle shift into this position more full-time until either Ryerson returns or Dortmund find a more long-term solution. Wolf has failed to impress at right back, while Morey is also coming off of a lengthy injury layoff.

Morey recently impressed against AZ Alkmaar in Dortmund's test match against the Dutch side in Marbella, earning praise from head coach Edin Terzic. It would still be a very risky situation for Dortmund to rely solely on Morey on the right flank considering his lengthy injury history. On the flip side, the sale of Meunier is an opportunity for Dortmund to offload one of their highest earners and possibly recieve a transfer fee for the player, who will otherwise leave as a free agent come summer.

Meunier, per reports, doesn't want to be seen as an "emergency" option, and the transfer could give him an exit to a club where he would likely play more minutes and possibly put himself in contention for a place in Belgium's squad for the euros. The player's desire to leave, in this context, is understandable. The extra wages saved could also allow Dortmund to possibly seek out further, more permanent reinforcements this winter.

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Overall, depending on what the market looks like, the sale of Meunier could be a good piece of business for the club, who could then look to reinforce in this position with a player that has a future at the club. Meunier, if he stays as an emergency option, will likely be disgruntled and less useful than Dortmund would need him to be.