PSG signs Belgium right back Thomas Meunier from Club Brugge
Belgium right back Thomas Meunier is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain from Club Brugge, signing a deal through 2020 with the French champion.
Meunier was a bright spot for Belgium in its run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, where it fell to Wales. A presence in the attack, the 24-year-old Meunier was a stout defender in the Belgian top flight, where he had a league-best 88 interceptions, according to PSG. He becomes the third signing for new manager Unai Emery, after France's Hatem Ben Arfa and Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak joined the capital club.
Meunier spent the last five seasons at Brugge, and his signing may mean the end of Serge Aurier's time at PSG. The 23-year-old Ivory Coast right back was banned by the team after making insensitive comments about then-manager Laurent Blanc and a number of teammates on a Periscope video in the winter, and he was also arrested after an altercation with police in Paris in May.