Thomas Meunier has swapped Paris Saint-Germain for Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal. - © Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Meunier has swapped Paris Saint-Germain for Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal. - © Borussia Dortmund
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Thomas Meunier joins Borussia Dortmund from Paris Saint-Germain

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain as the Bundesliga runners-up seek to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Meunier picked up three Ligue 1 titles after joining PSG from Club Brugge in 2016, and made over 120 competitive appearances for the French champions.

However, he has now opted to swap the Parc des Princes for the Signal Iduna Park where he has penned a four-year contract with Dortmund.

"Borussia Dortmund play exactly the football that I want to play: exciting, authentic and natural," said Meunier. "BVB is known for their enthusiastic fans and the atmosphere during the game with Paris at Signal Iduna Park really influenced my decision. I'm ambitious and, like with Brugge and Paris, I want to win titles with Dortmund."

PSG edged Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 3-2 on aggregate in March. His performances in that tie, and before, have impressed BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.

"Thomas Meunier is a player who has demonstrated his quality at the highest level in the Champions League and in the national team over a long period of time," he said. "He'll really benefit us with his experience."

The Belgium international is an attacking right-back who provides an option down that flank with Achraf Hakimi's two-year loan deal from Real Madrid set to conclude soon. He will also offer valuable experience to a side featuring youngsters such as Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna.

The 28-year-old becomes the third Belgian in Dortmund's squad, joining international teammates Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard.

Meunier was part of the Belgium side that finished third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and has scored seven times in 40 senior apperances for his country. He is expected to be part of Roberto Martinez's squad of Red Devils for next summer's rescheduled UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.

He made 16 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG this season, registering two assists.