Nicola Legrottaglie says God's will was behind his transfer from Juventus to Milan in the January transfer window.
The veteran defender surprisingly crossed the divide after Juventus brought in Andrea Barzagli from Wolfsburg.
"My move to Milan was also a project wanted by Jesus," Legrottaglie said.
"I was a step away from signing for Cesena: but I wasn't convinced and so I decide to take some time. I started to pray and I felt that I should wait until the last moment. Then came a phone call from Adriano Galliani: it was God's will."
Asked about next week's clash with Inter, Legrottaglie said: "After the derby we are all going to celebrate together in church."