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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Probably (Not) Signing Thomas Meunier

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Talk in France has the Reds in for the PSG right back but the English journos say no.

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Thomas Meunier’s time at Paris Saint-Germain looks to be at an end, with the French league having abandoned their season earlier this month and the 28-year-old Belgian right back’s contract expiring in the summer.

That led to talk of a Tottenham move in recent weeks, with reports out of France that Jose Mourinho wanted to bring in Munier to solve his problems at the position—and then, today, Le10sport claimed Liverpool were entering the race.

Given Munier’s age and wage, and that it’s unlikely the player would move to be a backup or that the Reds would pay the kind of wages he’d demand for him to be a backup, it’s not a rumour that made a lot of sense.

Because, let’s be clear, he’d be a backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool. Which meant it isn’t a big surprise that while the chatter in France has the Reds doing the thing, The Standard’s David Lynch has them not doing it.

Specifically, he sets out that Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool have determined that a right back of any kind will not be signed this summer as Neco Williams has been pencilled in as Alexander-Arnold’s backup for next year.

The 19-year-old from Wrexham made five cup appearances for Liverpool this season and looked one of the club’s standout youngsters in all of them, and given the current uncertain financial situation, it’s a sensible decision.

Certainly more sensible than bringing in a veteran like Munier on big wages—any talk of which is almost certainly coming from the player’s agent as he looks to get a move done, be it to Tottenham or elsewhere.