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Report: PSG’s Meunier will not seek January move

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One time Arsenal target Thomas Meunier will not be leaving PSG this January.

The Belgian international has only 12 months left on his PSG contract. He was linked with several moves this summer, including one to Una Emry’s Arsenal.

While the player has said, a new deal in Paris is not in the making, it is still a possibility and he would jump at the chance to stay in Paris.

One thing that he is sure of, is there will be no January transfer.

In an interview with RTBF reported by Goal.com, he said of the summer transfer speculation:

“It was an intense period, with a lot of interest and discussion.”

“I could have left but it was not done because there was nothing that suited the club or myself.”

“Nothing was 100 per cent for it to work.”

In regards to his current options, he added:

“I have always said that I wanted to stay in Paris. I still have one year on my contract and I still hope an extension can be secured.”

“The situation is a little more complicated because I am no longer the preferred choice in my position, but I remain professional.”

“I feel good there and we will see what happens during the season.”

He hopes to gain new opportunity with Thomas Tuchel’s side, in light of defensive departures and no new signings.

Thus he will give his all and not jump ship midseason.

He continued:

“I have already spoken with the coach.”

“We are aware that this year will be complicated.”

“But I have always thought that leaving in the middle of the year is a bad idea because I think that the clubs which do business in January are clubs that, for me, act in haste.”

“I have the impression when transfers are done in January that they are not thought out but rather a question of necessity.”

“So for me a transfer in January is a no, even if I spend the first few months on the bench.”

“It’s the life of a professional player. There are very positive times and others that are less so.”

“This is the first time in my career that I’m dealing with a situation a little more complicated than the others.”

Thomas Meunier, PSG
NAPLES, ITALY – NOVEMBER 06: Thomas Meunier of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain at Stadio San Paolo on November 6, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)