Thu 25 August 2022 | 14:07

Dortmund director Kehl insists Barca target Meunier is not for sale

With Barcelona and Manchester United on the hunt for a right-back in the final days of the summer transfer window, the Belgian right-back appeared as a suitable target for both of the clubs.

However, considering the shortage of time to find a replacement for the Belgian,

Borussia Dortmund

's sporting director confirmed the club won’t sell the 30-year-old Thomas Meunier despite being out of

Edin Terzić

’s favor.

Sebastian Kehl

told a press conference ahead of his side's Bundesliga clash against

Hertha Berlin

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"The transfer window is still open until next week, but we have no intention of selling Thomas Meunier.

"There will be another wild ride from Monday onwards. But I refer that overall to the market. Currently it is absolutely not our plan to sell him."

The

Belgian international

started his career with Virton before making a move to Club Brugge. He departed in 2016 for France and

Paris Saint-Germain

before joining Dortmund in 2020.

 

Addressing criticism pointed at the club's new signing,

Anthony Modeste

, Kehl asked for more patience from the fans. The 34-year-old joined Borussia Dortmund from

FC Koln

on a short-term deal that will keep him until the end of the 2022-23 season.

"

Tony Modeste has been with Borussia Dortmund for a fortnight. It's a change for him,"

Kehl

said.

"In the end, he will be measured by goals, we know that. But I would ask for a little patience and that he not be dubbed a 'flop transfer'."

The

French

striker has featured in 190 matches in Bundesliga and netted 83 goals. He is expected to be

Erling Haaland’

s replacement for the club.

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