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New Tottenham Signing Reveals Borussia Dortmund Approach

by Bernard Thompson

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Dane also rejected chance to team up with PSG as he had already given his word to north  Londoners. 

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New Tottenham Hotspur signing Christian Eriksen has revealed that Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund were interested in signing him before his move to White Hart Lane this summer, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.

The highly-rated Danish international joined the north London club from Eredivisie champions Ajax on Aug 30 for a fee of just £11m, as one of many new faces brought in by Andre Villas-Boas to replace the departing Gareth Bale.

However, Eriksen had previously been linked with a whole host of other big-name clubs from across the Continent before his move to Tottenham.

Premier League rivals Liverpool, as well as last season’s Champions League runners-up, were the two teams most often mentioned as being keen on landing the 21-year-old during the close-season transfer window.

And now the highly rated Dane has confirmed to a newspaper back in his homeland that Dortmund did indeed contact him earlier this summer regarding a possible move to the Bundesliga.

“Dortmund was interested, and they approached me. I guess that they have contacted all the candidates they had, and I was one of the many,” Eriksen told BT newspaper, who also reported that big-spending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain were keen on luring him to France.

“They were interested, and there was a phone call from them. But it’s a long time ago and a lot has happened since.”

In the end though, Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp decided to sign coveted Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfield player Henrikh Mkhitaryan instead for £24.2m to fill the gap left by the departure of German international Mario Goetze to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.

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