Geoffrey Kondogbia has admitted that he snubbed the chance to join Juventus in favour of a Sevilla switch.
The Frenchman caught the eye of both clubs last term while with Lens, but opted for a €4m move to Spain rather than a future in Turin.
“I knew of the offer from Juventus and the interest from Sevilla,” the midfielder noted to A Balon Parado.
“I chose to come here because Sevilla came in strong for me, they showed greater interest and I knew that I would have more opportunities here.
“In Spain, compared with France, the football is faster and more technical, in my country it is more physical and slower.
“At first I had to work hard because I had to be quick when I had the ball. But I like this city, especially the food and the weather.”