Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier speaks out after failed Arsenal and Manchester United transfers

Thomas Meunier was linked with Manchester United and Arsenal this summer (Getty)

Thomas Meunier claims he did not receive a suitable offer to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after he was linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United.

Both Premier League clubs were reportedly considering a move for the Belgium international, whose contract with PSG expires next summer.

But the 27-year-old opted to remain with the French champions for another year.

‘It was an intense period, with a lot of interest and discussion,’ Meunier told RTBF.

‘I could have left but it was not done because there was nothing that suited the club or myself. Nothing was 100 per cent for it to work.

Meunier says he will not leave PSG in January (Getty)

‘I have always said that I wanted to stay in Paris.

‘I still have one year on my contract and I still hope an extension can be secured.

‘The situation is a little more complicated because I am no longer the preferred choice in my position, but I remain professional.

‘I feel good there and we will see what happens during the season.’

Meunier also insists that he is not targeting a move away from PSG in the January transfer window, even if he will have just six months remaining on his contract.

‘I have already spoken with the coach,’ said Meunier.

‘We are aware that this year will be complicated. But I have always thought that leaving in the middle of the year is a bad idea because I think that the clubs which do business in January are clubs that, for me, act in haste.

‘I have the impression when transfers are done in January that they are not thought out but rather a question of necessity.

‘So for me a transfer in January is a no, even if I spend the first few months on the bench.’


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