Thomas Meunier has revealed that he turned down approaches from Tottenham, West Ham and Middlesbrough so he could move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
The right-back was the subject of interest throughout Europe after impressing for Belgium at Euro 2016.
After finding himself on the bench for the opening group match defeat to Italy, Meunier played every minute of the rest of the campaign as Belgium were stunned by Wales in the quarter-finals.
It was expected that Meunier had earned a move from Club Brugge in the process, but he was left with a tough selection of teams to chose from.
He eventually left to join French giants PSG and has so far gone on to play 25 games this season.
“I had a choice between six or seven clubs that were really serious with their offers,” he said.
“Most of them came from England: West Ham, Middlesbrough, there was Tottenham at one point.
“In Italy, there was Napoli, where I was truly very close to signing. And then, finally, PSG entered into the race and I had a greater chance of making it in the Champions League with them than with anyone else.”