Thomas Meunier leaves Borussia Dortmund to join Trabzonspor of the Turkish Süper Lig.
Thomas Meunier has finalized his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Turkish club Trabzonspor on an 18-month contract.
Borussia Dortmund has announced Thomas Meunier’s free transfer, with the 32-year-old departing the club six months before his contract expires. Meunier has moved to Trabzonspor, who are presently fourth in the Turkish Süper Lig.
Meunier’s stay at Borussia Dortmund was underwhelming, and the transfer brings an end to his time there. The right-back joined the Black and Yellows on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, making 83 appearances for the club, scoring three goals and assisting eight more.
Parting ways with Meunier six months before the conclusion of his contract will save Borussia Dortmund around four million euros in wages.
Sporting director Sebastian Kehl stated that they were pleased to oblige with the Belgian’s request to go, adding that “Thomas had the possibility to join a new club soon before the end of the transfer market this week. We have granted his request for this transfer, would like to thank Thomas for his dedication, and wish him all the best in his sports and personal future.”
Meunier’s departure leaves Borussia Dortmund short-handed at right-back, having started the team’s last seven Bundesliga games. Although Edin Terzic will soon be able to rely on Julian Ryerson, the Norwegian international has returned to training after recovering from an injury. Marius Wolf and Mateu Morey are the two right-backs on the BVB roster.