Steven Jovetic has confirmed that he turned down the opportunity to leave Fiorentina during the summer transfer window.
The Montenegrin was linked with the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City, but he has remained in Viola to score three goals in their first two League games of the season.
“I’m happy to be at Fiorentina, otherwise I would have left,” the 22-year-old forward told Sky Sport Italia.
“I had a lot of offers, but, in the end, I decided to stay because I was promised that the club would build a great team this summer and they have done that.
“For me, it is important that I am part of an ambitious side who can fight for important objectives.
“My agent did his job, he told me of the proposals that came in, but I have to ultimately make the decision where to play my football and I’m happy with the choice made.”
The Stadio Artemio Franchi outfit value the youngster at around €30m.