However, the 21-year-old Danish international says that he had earlier held talks with the Champions League finalists.
"Dortmund was interested and they approached me," Eriksen told Danish newspaper BT. "I guess that they contacted all the candidates they had - and I was one of the many.
"They were there and there was a phone call from them. But it's a long time ago and a lot has happened since."
Eriksen, who has been capped 38 times at senior international level, put pen to paper on a five-year contract when he arrived at Tottenham.