Thomas Meunier with Borussia Dortmund


Barça thinks of Meunier as 'Plan B' to Azpilicueta

Published:4/08/2022 - 19:45h

Updated:4/08/2022 - 19:45h

With the arrival of César Azpilicueta ruled out after the renewal of the Navarrese with Chelsea, Barça has launched the search for its 'Plan B'. In this scenario, Thomas Meunier appears as a great candidate to reinforce the band

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Against all prognosis, the FC Barcelona received a 'varapalo' in his planning for the next season. The Barcelona entity worked during weeks in the signing of César Azpilicueta by request expresses of Xavi Hernández, the one who saw in the navarro the ideal piece to occupy the right side of his team. However, and when it seemed that his arrival was a fact, a 'volantazo' of last moment in the negotiations finished with the defender 'planting' to the culés to extend his agreement with Chelsea.

This put in 'alert' to the blaugranas, that, once knowledgeable of the decision of 'Azpi', have put hands to the work to achieve an alternative to reinforce the right-handed band of the square of Xavi. And it is that the egarense follows without trusting Sergiño Dest, the one who does not offer guarantees and follows generating doubts in Can Barça. In fact, the arrival of César to the City Condal 'pushed' to the ex of the Ajax to the door of exit, although with the refusal of the Spanish this has pausado.

However, Hernández follows insisting in having a side experienced that it can surrender to the maximum level, by what from the club have put looks it in the player of the Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Meunier, as they inform from 'SPORT'. The Belgian is a defender of similar characteristics to the ones of Azpilicueta when being a veteran defender, with leadership and experience in the big instances, that can contribute power and criterion in the game by the band and that has back in the split of Champions.

An old interest

The interest of the Catalans in Meunier is not new. The previously quoted source ensures that during the past wintry market Jordi Cruyff kept conversations with the side to expose him the sportive project and ask him if it wanted to play in the Barça. In that moment, the player showed biased to put course to the City Condal, but the group 'borusser' refused the offer of compulsory conveyance with option to buy since they did not have time to go to by a substitute.

Now, and with a month of market still by in front, the stage is totally distinct. However, the signing of the of Sainte-Ode is subject to the figure that demand from the Signal Iduna Park to access to his traspaso. The blaugranas do not pretend to allocate a high sum to the reinforcement of this position, by what if the price is excessive these will not tackle the contracting of the player.

The exit of Dest would be another conditioning

Of equal form, the Barça handles other options for the right-handed band, although the alternative of Meunier is the favourite since it likes a lot and fits in the diagram of Xavi. Besides, the others options would be conditioned to the traspaso of Sergiño Dest. The culés want to perceive a good figure by the American and the Manchester United already has touched the door of the footballer.

Likewise, the egarense also has the option of Sergi Roberto for the side, in addition to the options of Araújo and Koundé although the technician prefers them in the centre of the saga. The true is that the 'case Azpilicueta' has trastocado the plans of the club, in where they have to define his plan to complete the staff the sooner possible.

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