Moussa Sow says he snubbed moves to England this summer.
Sow, 29, initially made his name in France with Rennes and Lille, but has since become a star in Turkey having joined Fenerbahce in 2012.
The Senegal international smashed 60 goals in 144 games for Fenerbahce, becoming one of the most prolific strikers in Europe during his time with the club.
Now though, Sow has turned his back on Turkey, and has made the surprise move to sign for Dubai-based club Al-Ahli in something of a surprise transfer.
However, Sow has now opened up about the deal, admitting that he had offers from a number of clubs - including Sunderland and West Ham - but chose a move to Dubai instead.
"I am happy to play with [Brazilian striker] Lima and with other talented players. I had some offers from England - Sunderland, West Ham - and from the United Arab Emirates, but I'm here now," said Sow.
Sow's goalscoring record with Fenerbahce showed just how impressive of a signing he would have been for either Sunderland or West Ham, but both teams did add to their attacking options before the deadline
Sunderland snapped up Swedish international Ola Toivonen, whilst West Ham added Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic - meaning they probably weren't too downbeat about missing out on Sow's signature.