Some football fans have taken up the mentality that ‘money can buy you anyone’ but in Manchester City’s case – it can’t buy you Jakub Blaszczykowski.
The Polish international has today admitted he ignored interest from the big-spenders so that he could sign a new five-year deal at Borussia Dortmund, which was ‘too good to turn down’.
Blaszczykowski, 27, put pen to paper on his new contract at the Signal Iduna Park before the clause in his contract was activated.
A minimum-fee release could have been met in order to secure the services of the midfielder.
However, the Pole has never considered a move away from Germany despite overtures from City.
“Dortmund simply had the advantage over Manchester City,” he told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
“We have a great squad, fantastic manager, incredible supporters and a very bright future ahead of us.
“In Dortmund, me and my family have everything we need, I did not pursue interest from other clubs,” he added.
Other interest was reported from Italian giants Juventus but the 27-year-old has decided to stay with the Bundesliga club and stick with the Dortmund project.
Dortmund will want to keep hold of their key players who have already seen Mario Gotze depart to rivals Bayern Munich.
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