Alex Galvez: 'I almost joined Borussia Dortmund'

Spanish defender Alex Galvez claims that he came close to joining Borussia Dortmund from Rayo Vallecano this summer before eventually signing for Werder Bremen.

Spanish centre-back Alex Galvez has revealed that he came close to joining Borussia Dortmund this summer before penning a contract with Werder Bremen.

Dortmund are believed to have been offered the defender by Rayo Vallecano earlier in the year for around £3m.

However, the former German champions turned down a move, with Galvez later signing for Werder.

"We met in a hotel and talked about a change," Galves told Bild.

"I had an exit clause of €4m (£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."

Galvez spent two years with Rayo.

Alex Galvez of Rayo Vallecano looks on during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Teresa Rivero on September 21, 2013
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