Jan Mucha insists he rejected big money offers before signing a pre-contract with Everton.
The Slovakian No.1, currently with Legia Warsaw, will join the Toffees in the summer following the World Cup finals.
The 27-year-old has revealed that he had bigger offers than Everton's but he wanted to move to England.
"I had many other offers but when I heard 'Everton', I felt 'this is it'," he told the club's official website.
"I could have gone to Turkey - there were two big bids. If I'd gone, I would have been a millionaire because the money they offered was staggering.
"But I would never have forgiven myself if I had not tried England; if I'd rejected an offer from the Premier League."
Mucha has been in England touring Everton's training ground and he was delighted with what he saw.
"When they showed me the training facilities I was shocked. There are about 20 training pitches, all in perfect condition. This is a football world I always dreamed about," he said.
"I spent just a few days in the city, but I already like it."