Bundesliga defender admits he could have joined Spurs last year

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Thomas Meunier has revealed that he had the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2020 after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

The Belgium international was out of contract at the French giants and decided to swap Ligue 1 for the Bundesliga, having joined Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal (BBC).

The right-back was not short of offers having admitted that along with interest from Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan were also keen on his services.

L’Equipe claimed last summer that Jose Mourinho held talks with the defender over the possibility of switch to North London, however Daniel Levy was not so keen to land a player who at 29, would have had a limited resale value.

Tottenham instead ended up signing Matt Doherty from Wolves, with the Republic of Ireland international having experienced a tough start to life at the club having failed to edge out Serge Aurier during his first season and is currently battling against Emerson Royal and Japhet Tanganga for a place on the right-hand side of the defence.

He told AS: “This is why I’m at Dortmund. I could have gone to Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Tottenham – but Dortmund is made for football and that’s what I wanted to have.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Meunier would have been a good signing for Tottenham, especially given how Matt Doherty has flopped.  However, going up against Dortmund who could offer him Champions League football every season and a realistic chance of domestic silverware was always going to be an uphill task.

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