Thomas Meunier has admitted that due to a lack of game time at Paris Saint-Germain this season he may have to seek pastures new in the summer, however, he remains focused on staying in Paris and succeeding.
The Belgian full-back revealed that Everton is a side that he could join, also naming Valencia and Borussia Dortmund, having been inspired by national teammate Michy Batshuayi’s move away from Chelsea.
Meunier has started on just occasions 19 in all competitions this season, however, he is intent on playing a more regular role at the Parc des Princes.
“I do not ask too much”
The full-back has expressed his love for living in the French capital but admitted that limited game time may force him to leave in the summer.
He named Everton, Valencia or Dortmund as clubs he could aim for and used Batshuayi as an example who has succeeded in his search for game time.
Meunier told Belgium source RTBF:
“I do not ask too much for now, what I want is to play football.
“If I have to go down a notch to be able to be on the pitch, I’ll do it.
“We will see how it goes, I have two more years in Paris, my goal is to stay in. I like it a lot, just like my family.
“The club did not contact me, it’s hard to predict.
“I could aim at a club like Everton, Valencia or Dortmund. Michy Batshuayi did really well going there, the fun is playing football, and that’s the only thing I miss right now.”
By Conor Laird
Meunier, a 26-year-old Belgian international right-back, has been at the Parc des Princes since the summer of 2016, when he arrived from Club Brugge for 7 million Euro.
Last season, he established himself as the clear first-choice right-full for Unai Emery’s men, beating off competition from Serge Aurier, who has since joined Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
Though he only started 18 Ligue 1 games, crucially, Meunier appeared in 6 Champions League ties, proving that when it mattered most, he was depended on.
However, the current campaign has been a different story, with the 21-time capped international currently playing second fiddle to Brazilian veteran Dani Alves, who arrived at the club on a free transfer from Juventus this summer.
The pair have split playing time in Ligue 1, but Alves played the full 90 minutes in all 8 of PSG’s Champions League fixtures before they were eliminated by Real Madrid.