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Raphael Guerreiro explains why he turned down PSG and Barcelona to stay at Dortmund

By Laura Brandt

Raphael Guerreiro has opened up on his decision to reject interest from Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona to stay at Borussia Dortmund.

Raphael Guerreiro.
Raphael Guerreiro.Photo: Анна Нэсси, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

Raphael Guerreiro was linked with FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but ultimately ended up staying at Borussia Dortmund.

After carefully considering his future, the 25-year-old committed himself to BVB by signing a new deal until 2023.

"The weather is certainly sunnier in Barcelona. But that's not what counts when you choose a club," he said about his decision, according to Ruhr Nachrichten.

"I fit in well here. The coach gives me a good feeling, and the fans are fantastic," he added.

BVB bosses Hans-Joachim Watzke and Reinhard Rauball have made it clear that the club want to sign a new striker, and Guerreiro would like to see a target man in the mold of Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani come to Signal Iduna Park.

"A guy with a profile like Edinson Cavani would help us," he said.

Guerreiro has made 16 appearances for Dortmund this season, racking up two goals and one assist.

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