Thomas Meunier, an alternative to Azpilicueta for Barcelona

Thomas Meunier, an alternative to Azpilicueta for Barcelona

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The Catalans are interested in selling Sergino Dest and buying a right back

Cesar Azpilicueta staying at Chelsea has opened a discussion between the sporting directors and the coach over what to do. Xavi would like a specialist who can compete for the spot, and one of the options is Dortmund’s Thoms Meunier. 

Barcelona got in contact with the German side in January to ask for him to come on loan with an obligatory buy clause, but the did not let him go. Now it will depend on the price, with Barcelona not wanting to go too high.

The club have many doubts about Dest. Barcelona had already decided to sell him to make room for Azpilicueta. And the thinking is the same, if Meunier can come. He is powerful and has history in the Champions League.

In January, Jordi Cruyff mae contact with him to explain the project and ask if he wanted to come. The player explained Dortmund had told him the could not leave because there was no time to find a replacement and the offer was not enough. Now things are different, but Barcelona won’t bid too high - that’s why Azpilicueta did not come, as they did not match Chelsea’s asking price.

Man United are interested in Dest and Xavi has the option to use Sergi Roberto, Araujo and Kounde at right back.