With the 2019/20 Bundesliga season finally at its end, teams around the league will look towards the transfer window to prepare for next season’s run in and the unending chase of silverware. In the case of Borussia Dortmund, the German giants have begun their transfer business early, as is their custom, with the recruitment of former Paris Saint-Germain defender and Belgium international Thomas Meunier. The 28-year-old penned a four-year deal with Die Schwarzgelbenthat will see him become a part of the team until the end of the 2023/2024 season.
While Dortmund fans have had a rather mixed reaction to his signing, it’s no question that the signing of an additional defender was of the utmost importance, especially considering Dortmund’s failure to tie Achraf Hakimi down to the Westfalenstadion permanently. The Moroccan international has signed with Italian side Inter Milan, with a transfer of €40 million being touted as an immense coup for the blue side of Milan. While it is unfortunate to see him go, Meunier, albeit a more defensive player, comes in as one of the new faces to help fill in on the right side of defense for Dortmund in his stead. In the light of Meunier’s signing, let’s get to know a bit more about the player, his history, and the skillset he brings to Dortmund for next season. Continue reading