West Ham one of four clubs to approach 6ft 4in Euro 2016 star

West Ham are one of four clubs who have approached to sign Club Brugge and Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier, as reported by Voetbal Nieuws.

The 24-year-old has impressed during Belgium’s Euro 2016 campaign, which came to an end on Friday night when they were stunned 3-1 by Wales in the quarter-finals.

Meunier missed the Red Devils’ first group game against Italy but impressed in their 3-0 victory over Ireland, in which he assisted Axel Witsel’s goal with a superb cross.

His performances have attracted interest from four clubs across Europe -Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Torino and West Ham – and the defender has admitted that he will be making a decision on his future this weekend.

He said: “My choice is not made yet.

“PSG? There’s a 30% chance. I will decide tomorrow [Saturday], there are also offers from Napoli, West Ham and Torini.”

The 6ft 4in ace joined Club Brugge from Virton in 2011 and has since made over 150 first team appearances for the Jupiler League outfit.

West Ham have Sam Byram as the only recognised right-back in the squad and boss Slaven Bilic is in the market to add some depth and competition to his side’s weakest area.

Michail Antonio spent the second half of last season as a make shift right back, but it is believed Bilic has plans for him in his more favoured attacking role this season, hence his approach for Meunier, who would give Byram some much needed competition.

Meunier is valued at just £4.5m by Transfermarkt.com and has a contract with Club Brugge until 2020.

Thomas Meunier

 


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