Sebastien Frey has revealed that he was targeted by Paris Saint-Germain when he left Fiorentina in the summer of 2011.
The French giants made a move for the goalkeeper, but he decided to stay in Serie A after being tempted by Genoa.
“I hope to remain in Italy for as long as possible,” the 32-year-old told Sky Sport Italia in an interview. “Paris SG came after me last year when I left Florence, but I made the right choice in coming to Genoa.”
PSG instead opted for Palermo custodian Salvatore Sirigu, while Frey had a problematic campaign at Marassi.
“I was happy with what I did last season,” he stated. “As for my critics, I’ll be happy to demonstrate to them what I am still capable of.”
Genoa had high hopes for the campaign, but they were still fighting for Serie A safety on the last day of the campaign.
“We made a mistake in setting ourselves too high a target,” he noted. “We need to keep our feet on the ground, with survival our first objective.”