New Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso admits Juventus also wanted to sign him.
Tolisso joined Bayern last week from Lyon.
“It’s true that I was able to speak to certain Juve directors,” Tolisso told L’Équipe.
“Now I’m German though! It was sometimes complicated in recent months. Every day they [the media] were sending me to a different club, even if it was also fun given the clubs mentioned.
“I knew though that if I played badly we’d have been talking about the fact that I was leaving and it might have been implied that I didn’t care.
“That wasn’t the case, but it helped me in the end because it made me even more motivated.
“My agent called me to tell me about Bayern’s interest, and a few days later I met with them. This is one of the top three European clubs with a beautiful philosophy which suits me. I came without hesitation.
“This was already a club which appealed to me when I was little, there were French players who evolved there like Willy Sagnol or Bixente Lizarazu, they had big names.”