Thomas Meunier keeping all options open with six months left on Borussia Dortmund contract

Thomas Meunier
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Thomas Meunier has stated that his aim is to stay at Borussia Dortmund, but he is keeping all options open with just six months left on his current contract.

After being frozen out of the first-team for the better part of the last 12 months, Thomas Meunier finally got his chance in Edin Terzic's side earlier this month as he came off the bench against Bayer Leverkusen. He has started in all three of Borussia Dortmund's games in the Bundesliga since then, and could be in line for more appearances following the winter break due to Julian Ryerson's injury.

Meunier's contract with Borussia Dortmund is set to expire at the end of the current season. But the right-back, who joined BVB on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, is in no rush to make a decision on his future.

In an interview with RTBF, Meunier said: "I could be a good option, even on a short-term basis, for quite a few clubs. We'll have to talk to management in 2024 and see what's expected of me. Am I expected to play? Should I still look for another option? We'll have to find out."

"There are always plans. Plan A is to stay at Borussia Dortmund. Plan B is to find a solution elsewhere. As I only have six months left on my contract, the club realizes that it will be difficult to make money by selling me. I don't have many options. I stay and play, or I leave. Once the club makes up its mind, we'll be able to make a move or stay and help the team get better."

"For the moment, it's still a bit early to make a decision because there's nothing concrete. I'm kind of obliged to wait for a decision from the club."

The 32 year old was free to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, but suffered a serious injury during pre-season. The chances of him getting a new contract at BVB are not very high at the moment. But he will hope to make a strong impression in the coming months with the hopes of either earning a contract extension with BVB or a move elsewhere.