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Tottenham should be first in line for Thomas Meunier during the summer transfer window

Tottenham should be first in line for Thomas Meunier during the summer transfer window

Tottenham should be in the market for a new right-back when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

Spurs have opted to keep their chequebook closed during the last two transfer windows but a squad overhaul could be on the cards in the summer. After moving into their new stadium, Mauricio Pochettino will be forced to strengthen his squad – especially given the lavish spending from their Premier League rivals. Right-back could be an area where the Argentine looks to improve.

After a wonderful World Cup campaign with England, Kieran Trippier has failed to replicate his form with the national team since returning to north London. His excellent performances have been few and far between allowing Serge Aurier to state his claim for a starting berth. However, question marks remain over his defensive ability when playing as a full-back rather than a wing-back.

Therefore, Spurs should make a move for PSG star – Thomas Meunier. Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, the Belgium international joined the French champions in a cut-price deal from Club Brugge back in 2016. After establishing himself as a first-team regular during his first two seasons in Ligue 1, he has slipped down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel, starting just 13 games in all competitions so far during the current campaign.

The allure of regular first-team football at the new White Hart Lane could prove tempting and Meunier would be an excellent addition to the Spurs back line. PSG too, face potential FFP sanctions, so perhaps those behind the scenes in North London should try and engineer a move.

The 27-year-old loves to get forward to help out the attack and possesses fantastic crossing as well as dribbling ability. Averaging an impressive 1.1 key passes per game (stats from WhoScored) from defence, his arrival could mean even more goals for Harry Kane in the attack.

Now approaching the prime of his career, this move could prove to be a masterstroke from the Lilywhites.

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