Despite not counting with many opportunities with Paris Saint-Germain this season, Thomas Meunier has still been able to turn some heads to him, especially from Premier League teams, who are reportedly trying to land the Belgian defender this summer transfer window.
The Belgium international’s contract expires in a year from now and is not likely to be extended by the club, who replaced him in the starting lineup this term and look set to let Thomas go. Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in his services, but the right-back has made his decision over his future and it’s not good for his potential suitors.
“I will repeat myself again. My ambition is to stay in Paris,” he told Belgian radio station RTBF (as quoted by The Daily Express).
“If they want me that will be even better – we will be hand in hand. If they do not want me, then we will find a solution.”
Meunier played under the tutelage of current Arsenal boss Unai Emery when the Spaniard was in Paris, but now seeing the lack of depth the Gunners have in that position as Stephan Lichtsteiner was released after one season at the club, and counting only with Hector Bellerin (injured) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who plays most of the time as a midfielder, as the only players to cover that spot, Emery is eager to reunite with Meunier this offseason.
Thomas landed in PSG back in 2016 from Club Brugge, becoming one of the most reliable players in the team, appearing in at least 20 league games in each of his three seasons at the club, while earning the right to be Belgium’s first-choice right wing-back under Roberto Martinez.
Although he’s not the most famous player in the world, Meunier is one of the best guys in his position, a very good player who can make Arsenal improve their level if they sign him. Sadly for them, a PSG exit is not in the player’s near future’s plans.