Borussia Dortmund Defender Set to Snub Manchester United for a Move to Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund Defender Set to Snub Manchester United for a Move to Barcelona

Chukwu Ikechukwu
August 20, 2022 at 3:41 PM
  • Thomas Meunier is keen to join Barcelona this summer rather make a move to the English Premier League with Manchester United
  • Barcelona are determined to strengthen at right-back this summer and the Borussia Dortmund defender is one of the options for the Catalan giants
  • Meunier still has 2 years left on his present contract with Borussia Dortmund which is due to expire in 2024 following his move from PSG

Barcelona and Manchester United are in a tough race to secure the services of Borussia Dortmund defender, Thomas Meunier this summer.

Both European top clubs are in search of a right-back and have identified the Belgian defender as the right fit for their clubs with just 10 days to the end of the transfer market.

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Barcelona and Manchester United are eager to sign Thomas Meunier from Borussia Dortmund. Photo by Alexandre Simoes
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According to Football Espana, Thomas Meunier is thought to be keen to come to Camp Nou as he prefers Barcelona rather than a move to Manchester United.

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If Barcelona should sign Meunier, the Belgian defender will replace Sergino Dest who has been told he is surplus to requirement at Camp Nou and is free to look for a new team.

Borussia Dortmund are however not ready to let go of Meunier whose contract with BVB runs until 2024 as they have earlier declared the Belgian is not for sale.

Aubameyang edges closer to Barcelona exit

Meanwhile, Barcelona are on the verge of losing Gabonese forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea as the Catalans try to trim down their squad this summer.

Aubameyang has approved a three-year contract offer from Chelsea after the Blues tabled an offer worth €18 million plus Marcos Alonso to get his services from Barcelona Barca Universal reports.

The deal from Chelsea will also see the 33-year-old forward earn more than what he currently earns with the La Liga side with Aubameyang also giving his greenlight for the deal to go ahead.

Hector Bellerin willing to take pay cut to rejoin Barcelona

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona has received a big boost in their pursuit of Hector Bellerin as the Catalans quest to sign a right-back this summer might just be coming to an end.

Bellerin who left Barcelona as a 16-year-old to join Arsenal in 2011, has been linked with a return to Camp Nou as Xavi wants a replacement for Dani Alves and Sergino Dest.

Hector Bellerin is open to taking a pay cut in order to secure a return to his boyhood after being exiled from the Arsenal first-team by Mikel Arteta.

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