Bundesliga club sends Thomas Meunier to Turkey

Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Meunier are going their separate ways. The Belgian is moving to Turkey with immediate effect.

Thomas Meunier is leaving Borussia Dortmund. As the Bundesliga club announced on Wednesday, the 32-year-old Belgian international signed with Turkish first division club Trapzonspor. “This week there was a short-term opportunity for Thomas to join a new club before the end of the transfer period. We have complied with his request for this change,” said sports director Sebastian Kehl.

Unlike in Germany, the change period in Turkey does not end on February 1st, but rather on February 9th. With the free transfer, BVB saves high salary costs for the reservist. Meunier’s contract with BVB ran until the summer.

Most recently, the 32-year-old was regularly in coach Edin Terzić’s starting line-up due to the failures of various key players, but was not one of the regulars for the fourth-place team. He was not nominated for the current Champions League squad and has only made 86 competitive appearances since joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in the summer of 2020.

He was already considered a candidate for sale last summer, but the planned change of full-back did not materialize due to a serious muscle injury. Now he is finally moving away from Dortmund.