a former Parisian reveals his huge disappointment after his aborted transfer to the Blaugranas last winter!



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Last winter, Thomas Meunier was announced in the sights of FC Barcelona. If this rumor had anything to surprise, Thomas Meunier confirmed Barcelona’s interest today: “It could have happened… Barcelona were looking for a reliable right-back – someone who is physically strong, complete and can be dangerous are in transition – at an acceptable price, given their situation. I correspond to this profile, for these different parameters. That’s what I’ve proven this season (2 goals and 5 in 26 appearances in all competitions)” he launched for Het Laastse Nieuws.

He then continued: “But then Dortmund called me about the Barcelona offer, it immediately rang: ‘sorry, you can’t leave.’” he explained, a bit disappointed. “Barcelona is a train that passes once in your life. I too was surprised when Jordi Cruijff (Barca’s sports adviser) called me. He tells me their plan. Barca either wanted to hire me with a mandatory purchase option or take over immediately. Imagine… Dortmund is already a big club, but Barça… It’s unique. Just like Real, Bayern and United. In principle, you do not say “no” to such clubs“.

Meunier is not resentful

But the former Parisian has no grudge against BVB, which he understands: “Mentally, it was not easy. But I understand Dortmund – it was barely a week before the end of the transfer window. Maybe Dortmund would have said ‘yes’ if it was a €50m offer, but that was unrealistic. Barcelona’s call came out of the blue, leaving Dortmund insufficient time to find me a replacement. So I couldn’t shout, “You bastards! Why don’t you let me go?” It would be unfair“.

Finally, he concluded:I mostly see this interest from Barcelona as a fantastic compliment. It proves that what I show in Dortmund is good. And that provides even more enthusiasm and motivation. Besides, it was never my intention to leave Dortmund already. I like it here“.

to summarize

A former PSG player did not hide his disappointment after his aborted transfer to FC Barcelona last winter. Indeed, Thomas Meunier did not hide that he dreamed of joining the Catalan club. However, he does not want Borussia Dortmund.

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