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Meunier can play Final 8 with PSG, say Dortmund

Publish on 30/06/2020 at 11:39 - I. HOLYMAN

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Thomas Meunier would be able to play for Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Final 8 if he wants to and the two clubs can strike a deal, Borussia Dortmund have said.

The 2019-20 Bundesliga runners-up announced last week they had signed Meunier from PSG with the Belgium international's contract with the Ligue 1 champions due to expire at the end of June.

 

Meunier was part of the PSG squad that put an end to Dortmund's Champions League hopes at the Last 16 stage, helping his now-former club into the quarter-finals.

 

With the Final 8 scheduled in Lisbon between 12 and 23 August, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is prepared to allow his new recruit to feature for PSG in the mini-tournament.

"If he wants to, he can team up with Paris," Watzke told German TV. "We'll just need to discuss it and reach agreement with our Parisian counterparts, notably over the details of a two-month extension and everything regarding insurance. In any case, we're open to that possibility."

 

He added: "We know this competition is the most prestigious for any club or play. You just need three wins now to win 'the trophy with big ears'. Thomas rested well during the lockdown, so he could play the Champions League with PSG in August and then join up with us to finish pre-season training ahead of the new campaign. It would be completely understandable if he wanted to finish things off completely with Paris."

 

Meunier, 28, joined PSG from Club Brugge in 2016 and won three Ligue 1 titles and two Coupes de France during his time at the Parc des Princes.

 

"Thomas still hasn't decided if he's going to finish the season with PSG," said Watzke. "But I know he's thinking about it."

 

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