Frustrated Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen admits he came close to joining Manchester City this summer.
The Danish shot-stopper slipped out of Tony Pulis' first-team plans last season, with Asmir Begovic often favoured in the Potters' starting XI.
A lack of action forced Sorensen to weigh up his options, with it important for him to be playing regularly at the back end of his career.
The 35-year-old admits it is still his intention to find weekly action, be that at the Britannia Stadium or somewhere else.
A move to City would have seen him switch from one bench to another, with Joe Hart the Blues' number one, but Sorensen admits a transfer to Eastlands did appeal.
In the end, though, nothing came of the discussions and he is once again considering what his next move should be.
On the City link, Sorensen told Sky Sports News: "If a big club is interested, of that size, you can't really look the other way.
"There was negotiations there, but they didn't turn out to anything and I move on.
"When you get to my age, you realise that you will have to end at some point, and that makes it all the more important to keep playing - especially when you have got the motivation and the level as well.
"For me it is important to play, as it has been ever since I started. I have got a year contract there (Stoke), so that's the situation at the moment."