Borussia Dortmund full-back Thomas Meunier has revealed he had the option to join Tottenham before the German club.
The Belgian defender joined Dortmund on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain in July last year after four years with the French giants.
He’s since gone on to establish himself as the first-choice right-back at the club and, after something of a difficult spell, is re-establishing himself under manager Marco Rose.
Before his move to Germany, he was linked with clubs all around Europe, with plenty keen to take advantage of the fact he was available on a free.
Tottenham were one of those who were consistently linked with a move, and it was later reported that talks had been held with Daniel Levy and co about the transfer.
Meunier has now confirmed that was the case and explained why he ended up choosing Dortmund instead.
“I could have gone to other teams like Atlético, Tottenham or Inter, but in Dortmund, the atmosphere is special,” AS report him saying in a TV interview after Dortmund’s win over Union Berlin.
“I live football with passion. Here in Dortmund, you experience the games in a very special way, and that’s what brought me here. It’s extraordinary.”