Speaking in an interview with Rheinische Post, Borussia Mönchengladbach attacker Raffael has revealed he was close to joining Borussia Dortmund three years ago.
“Borussia Dortmund is the only club where I could imagine playing, otherwise there was only Gladbach in Germany for me,” said Raffael.
“We could not agree on the contract term. I then extended my stay at Borussia Mönchengladbach, which also made me happy. Everything went really well for me at Borussia and I can look back on the best time in my career.”
The 35-year-old is a free agent after his Borussia Mönchengladbach contract came to an end this summer. Raffael is expected to move back to Germany.