Date: 4th June 2019 at 8:30am
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Tottenham may need a new right-back if Kieran Trippier is allowed to leave the club this summer. Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with Max Aarons of Norwich City and Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace in recent weeks, but Thomas Meunier could be the ideal signing.

The £53k-per-week defender made 31 appearances in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain last season, but he’s still keen to move on in the coming weeks. Meunier has begged the Ligue 1 giants to sell him, and Tottenham should consider entering a three-way battle with Arsenal and Manchester United to procure his signature.

Meunier has played in defence with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld for Belgium and could now repeat the feat at Tottenham. In Ligue 1, he’s contributed six goals in 19 games, whipped in 51 crosses with 20% accuracy, created 20 chances, boasted a 50% dribble success rate and averaged a tackle (44) or interception (18) every 26 minutes.

According to Kristof Terreur of HLN, PSG are requesting £22.2m for the right-back. If Trippier was sold for £35m as reported, his transfer fee could meet the Parisians’ demands for Meunier. Tottenham would still have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters to choose from in defence, but neither player is a regular under Pochettino.

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