The Denmark international revealed he was approached by the Champions League runners-up.
Tottenham new-boy Christian Eriksen has revealed he could have signed for Borussia Dortmund before joining Andre Villas-Boas’ revolution.
Villas-Boas splashed out £11 million of the windfall received from Gareth Bale’s world record £86m transfer to Real Madrid to sign the Denmark midfielder from Ajax, becoming Spurs seventh and final arrival of the summer transfer window.
However, the 21-year-old could have been lining up for Dortmund after the Champions League runners-up made contact with him as they sought to replace Mario Gotze after selling him to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
But the German club opted to buy Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan – a target for Liverpool – from Shakhtar Donetsk for £24.2m and Eriksen subsequently ended up at White Hart Lane.
“Dortmund were interested, and they approached me. I guess that they have contacted all the candidates they had, and I was one of the many,” he explained to Metro.
“They were interested, and there was a phone call from them. But it’s a long time ago and a lot has happened since.”
Eriksen is in line to his Tottenham debut against Norwich on Saturday and will hope to help his new side return to winning ways after they lost to Arsenal in the north London derby last Sunday.