The Belgium worldwide has executed little or no to distance himself from latest hyperlinks touting him with a change to Outdated Trafford in the summertime by claiming United can be arduous to show down
The 30-year-old has caught the attention of a few of European soccer’s largest golf equipment along with his performances this time period for Borussia Dortmund, with fellow Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich alongside Spanish giants Actual Madrid and Barcelona. Meunier has been a daily for Dortmund ever since he joined the membership as a free agent again in 2020.
He has helped contribute to Marco Rose’s sides efforts with two objectives and 5 assists from 26 appearances up to now this time period. It was an analogous story final season, which prompted Barcelona to attempt to lure him to the Camp Nou final summer time – however Dortmund didn’t budge and a deal didn’t materialise.
Meunier has opened up on what it was prefer to be the topic of curiosity from Barcelona in an interview with Dutch outlet Het Laatste Nieuws. “It might have been…Barcelona have been searching for a dependable right-back, somebody who’s bodily robust, full, and will be harmful on stagnant levels, for a suitable value, given their monetary state of affairs.
“I match that profile, these completely different situations. That’s what I’ve confirmed this season. However when Dortmund known as me concerning the provide that they had acquired from Barcelona, it instantly gave the impression of: ‘Sorry, you possibly can’t depart’.”
Meunier seems to be pleased on the Sign Iduna Park, however conceded that curiosity from golf equipment of United, Barcelona and Actual Madrid’ stature just isn’t one thing that comes about recurrently.
“Think about… Dortmund are already an enormous membership, however Barca… That’s distinctive. Similar to Actual, Bayern and United are of their means. In precept you don’t say ‘no’ to such golf equipment. Mentally it was not straightforward. However I perceive Dortmund, it was barely every week earlier than the tip of the window.”.
Regardless of the clear curiosity coming from Outdated Trafford, Meunier seems to be nonetheless considerably hung up on what might have been in Catalonia.
“Barcelona, that’s a prepare that solely passes as soon as in a lifetime. I used to be additionally stunned when Jordi Cruyff known as me. He defined the plan. Barca needed to both mortgage me and not using a necessary buy possibility or instantly take me over completely.”
This isn’t the primary time United have registered curiosity within the Belgian, with Meunier being linked to the crimson half of Manchester whereas he was on the Parc des Princes as a PSG participant.