Borussia Dortmund wide midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to leave for Manchester City before signing a new contract.
The Poland international agreed terms in June to stay at the Westfalenstadion until 2018, after another impressive season.
The 27-year-old, who signed for Dortmund from Wisla Krakow in 2007, has won two Bundesliga titles with the club, and was a key player in their run to the Champions League final last season, which attracted some of Europe's top clubs to be interested in signing him.
But he has no regrets about his decision to remain in Germany, and he is adamant that there was no better option than to continue playing for Jurgen Klopp's team.
"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 in my services."
Blaszczykowski has been voted as the Polish Footballer of the Year on two occasions during his time at Dortmund, and he has scored 29 goals for the club in 205 appearances.
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