Thomas Meunier leaves Borussia Dortmund to join Trabzonspor

Thomas Meunier
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Thomas Meunier has completed his move away from Borussia Dortmund, joining Turkish club Trabzonspor on an 18-month contract.

Borussia Dortmund have announced the exit of Thomas Meunier on a free transfer, with the 32 year old leaving the club six months before the expiry of his contract. Meunier has made the switch to Trabzonspor, who are currently fourth in the Turkish Süper Lig standings.

The transfer marks an end to an underwhelming stint at Borussia Dortmund for Meunier, who never really managed to make his mark at the club. The right-back joined the Black and Yellows on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, and made a total of 83 appearances for the club, scoring three goals and assisting a further eight.

Parting ways with Meunier six months before the end of his contract will save Borussia Dortmund close to four million euros in salary. Sporting director Sebastian Kehl said that they were happy to comply with the Belgian's request to leave, "Thomas had the opportunity to join a new club shortly before the end of the transfer window this week. We have complied with his request for this transfer, would like to thank Thomas for his commitment and wish him all the best for his sporting and personal future."

Meunier's exit leaves Borussia Dortmund a little light at right-back, as he had started the team's last seven games in the Bundesliga. Although Edin Terzic will soon be able to call upon Julian Ryerson, with the Norwegian international back in training after recovering from his injury. Marius Wolf and Mateu Morey are the other right-backs in the BVB squad.