Guillermo Ochoa hopes his move to Ajaccio will lead to bigger and better things in the future.
The Mexican keeper was being tracked by a number of clubs before a positive drugs test saw that interest wane.
Ajaccio stuck by him, though, and offered him the opportunity to swap life at Club America for that in Europe this summer.
Ochoa is grateful for the faith they have shown and is determined to repay that with his performances on the field.
He is, however, prepared to admit that he sees a switch to Ajaccio as a stepping stone on his way to the very top of the game.
The 25-year-old told L'Equipe: "The positive test? I was always very calm because I knew I had done nothing wrong.
"I was only worried about how long it would take for the case to be resolved and my innocence to become clear.
"I had contacts with PSG, Olympiakos, two clubs in Spain and some in Turkey and Greece. But after the positive test, they stopped talks immediately.
"Ajaccio was the only club to support me and asked me to come anyway. I replied yes straight away.
"I can understand the other clubs and I have nothing against them.
"Playing in Europe has always been a dream for me. My arrival at Ajaccio represents the second step in my career.
"Do I want to play for a bigger club in the future? Yes, that is the objective of every player."