I nearly joined Borussia Dortmund, says new Werder Bremen signing Galvez

The Spanish defender reveals that Jurgen Klopp's side were unwilling to match his £3.2 million release clause but is excited at the prospect of life in the Bundesliga
Spanish defender Alejandro Galvez has revealed that he was in discussions with Borussia Dortmund before joining Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.

After two years at Rayo Vallecano, free agent Galvez signed a three-year deal with Werder at the end of the 2013-14 season.

He was reportedly attracting interest from several European clubs, including Manchester United, and has now confirmed that he came close to a deal with Dortmund until they opted against matching his release clause.

"We met in a hotel and talked about a change," the 25-year-old, who made 26 appearances in La Liga last season and scored two goals, told Bild.

"I had an exit clause of €4 million [£3.2m] but Dortmund did not want to pay for it. Then they decided to [go for Greece international] Sokratis Papastathopoulos."

"It would have been a good option but I knew that a new one would come along. Werder is a new option."