By Harvey Byrne
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier has revealed that Tottenham were interested in him last summer, but chose the French club for Champions League football.
The 25-year-old Belgium international right-back completed a move to the cash-rich Euro giants from Club Brugge in July for a fee of just under £6million.
He was a big star in Bruges, playing in 42 matches in the last campaign which brought a return of six goals and six assists.
Now, the right-back area is not usually considered a position Spurs need to improve in with both Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the team, but he has shared that the north London club were eyeing him at one stage.
“I had the choice between six or seven clubs that were really frank in their proposals,” told Meunier to French news outlet Telefoot.
“Most were English clubs like West Ham. There was Tottenham also at one time. In Italy, there was Napoli where I was close to sign. Then Paris entered the dance. For me, it was the place where I had the best chance of breaking through in the Champions League.”
Meunier has since starred in 25 matches for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this campaign with a return of two goals in six assists.
He also played the full 90 minutes as the French capital side ran out an emphatic 4-0 victory over La Liga giants Barcelona earlier in the month, providing the assist for Edinson Cvani’s final goal.
There is no doubting that the Belgian is a real talent, but with the aforementioned Walker also starring in the current Tottenham team it is hard to see where he would fit in.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes Spurs would be foolish not to look at this £60million-valued Premier League star.