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Blaszczykowski ignored City

Jakub Blaszczykowski admits he had to ignore interest from Manchester City before signing a new deal at Borussia Dortmund.

Last Updated: 31/07/13 at 15:07 Post Comment

Jakub Blaszczykowski: Happy to stay where he is

Jakub Blaszczykowski: Happy to stay where he is

Before the 27-year-old put pen to paper on his new contract with the Prussians, he had a clause in his contract that would allow him to move clubs if a minimum-fee release was met.

However, leaving the Westfalenstadion was never an option to the Poland international, despite overtures from City.

"Dortmund simply had the advantage over Manchester City," Blaszczykowski 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."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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