Tottenham face Manchester United, Chelsea battle in Thomas Meunier pursuit
Tottenham Hotspur are set to face intense competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea in their bid to sign PSG star Thomas Meunier in the summer. This claim comes from a report from French publication L’Equipe (h/t Daily Mail).
Meunier is in the final days of his contract with PSG. As a result, the 28-year-old has been linked with numerous clubs in recent weeks, Tottenham being one of them.
It was even reported that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had spoken to the Belgian international personally in order to convince him to join the club.
However, Sours are now set to face competition in pursuit of the 28-year-old from both Manchester United and Chelsea. Both the clubs have already made enquiries over the possibility of signing Meunier in the summer, although the report states that our club remains in pole position to sign him. (h/t Daily Mail)
Heading into the next season, Tottenham are in need of a new right-back, having sold Kieran Trippier last summer without bringing in a replacement. Moreover, Kyle Walker-Peters left in January, joining Newcastle United on loan.
This left Serge Aurier as the only senior right-back in the squad. And, while the Ivory Coast international has impressed going forward, defensively he has been a major liability. Hence, it becomes important that the club secure a proven right-back to compete with Aurier for the right-back slot in the summer.
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To that end, Meunier would represent a great choice for our club. The 28-year-old has plenty of experience at the top level and would cost us nothing in transfer fees, which would have been a huge boost as there are areas in the squad that need to be strengthened as well.
However, with Manchester United and Chelsea entering the fray, things will get complicated. Both the clubs are capable of offering more lucrative contracts than us. This might sway Meunier’s decision.