Why aren't Tottenham Hotspur bidding for Thomas Meunier?

Belgium's defender Thomas Meunier holds a press conference in Le Haillan, southwestern France, on June 19, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a right-back and Thomas Meunier looks like a brilliant option.

Belgium's defender Thomas Meunier holds a press conference in Le Haillan, southwestern France, on June 19, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament.

It is absolutely baffling why Tottenham Hotspur have not entered the race for Thomas Meunier yet.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are clearly looking at adding a new right-back this summer, with a host of different names linked with moves to Tottenham.

 

Sky Sports have suggested that Spurs, rather surprisingly, have an interest in 29-year-old Marseille’s full-back Hiroki Sakai.

It is felt that Spurs want Sakai due to the height he offers, but Meunier has all the same qualities and looks like a far better option.

The PSG man is up for sale this summer for just £25 million, according to the Daily Mail, as he only has a year remaining on his contract.

Thomas Meunier of Belgium celebrates scoring a goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and Gibraltar at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on August 31, 2017 in Liege, Belgium.

Meunier seems to have everything that Tottenham need to strengthen their defence.

He is tall, solid defensively and has a happy knack of scoring despite his deep starting position.

Meunier would clearly be an upgrade on Kieran Trippier, and it is shocking that Pochettino's men haven't already made moves to bring in the Belgian international, given his apparent availability.

Thomas Meunier of PSG following the French Cup (Coupe de France) match between GSI Pontivy and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at Stade du Moustoir on January 6, 2019 in Lorient, France.

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