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PSG defender claims Valencia or Everton move could happen

Paris Saint Germain defender Thomas Meunier has claimed he could join either Valencia or Premier League side Everton this summer.

The Belgian international impressed during the European Championship’s in 2016, and followed that form for the Ligue 1 side until the arrival for experienced defender Dani Alves.

Alves, who arrived from Juventus last summer – has made the right back slot his this season and looks set to remain at the club past the summer – with his experience a key part in bringing Neymar to the team from Barcelona last June.

Meunier, who has been linked with a summer exit – has now spoken about his desire to look elsewhere and gain more regular football – having featured 17 times.

Speaking to RTBF, the 26-year-old said about his future: “I do not ask too much for now, what I want is to play football. If I have to go down a notch to be able to be on the pitch, I’ll do it.

“We will see how it goes, I have two more years in Paris, my goal is to stay in. I like it a lot, just like my family. The club did not contact me, it’s hard to predict.

“I could aim at a club like Everton, Valencia or Dortmund. Michy Batshuayi did really well going there, the fun is playing football, and that’s the only thing I miss right now.”

Meunier has scored six goals and made eight assists between Ligue 1 and Champions League action since joining in 2016. 

His potential arrival to Valencia could seal the fate of Joao Cancelo, who is on loan at Inter Milan at present, with a permanent move discussed recently in Italian and Spanish press.

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PSG, who exited the Champions League to Real Madrid – are top of Ligue 1, and could seal the title with a win over AS Monaco at the weekend.

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