Thomas Meunier on the verge of securing move away from Borussia Dortmund

Thomas Meunier
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It appears that Thomas Meunier is on the verge of securing a move away from Borussia Dortmund, with Turkish club Trabzonspor in talks over his signature.

The January transfer window may have shut last week in most countries, but clubs in Turkey can still sign players for three more days. And multiple reports are claiming that Trabzonspor are closing in on the signature of Thomas Meunier from Borussia Dortmund. The right-back, who has started each of BVB's last seven games, will likely leave on a free transfer and talks are already said to be at an advanced stage.

Meunier's contract with Borussia Dortmund is set to expire at the end of the current season, and an extension was never in the offing. But his impending move to Trabzonspor will allow the club to shed his salary from the wage bill six months in advance. The 32 year old joined BVB on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, and has made a total of 83 appearances for the club.

Meunier has been free to leave Borussia Dortmund for some time, but a transfer failed to materialise until now. He had recently found his way back into the BVB lineup due to Julian Ryerson's injury. But the Norwegian international is now closing in on his return to full fitness, and should return to the starting XI soon.

Thomas Meunier's sale could also free up funds for Borussia Dortmund to finally sign a new right-back in the summer, with Marius Wolf and Mateu Morey also expected to leave at the end of the season.