Defender Niklas Moisander admits it was frustrating to see a potential move to PSV blocked by AZ Alkmaar this summer.
The Finland international was reportedly the subject of a €2million bid from PSV last month but AZ refused to sell, insisting the offer did not meet their valuation.
And while 25-year-old Moisander is ready to push on in Alkmaar after being handed the captain's armband this season, he admits he was disappointed that the switch did not go through.
"Financially and in the sporting sense PSV would have been a good step," Moisander told De Telegraaf.
"I told AZ it would be a unique opportunity for me. PSV made a good offer but the club said I was too important to go for that amount and would not cooperate.
"An arbitration case was not an option for me. In the end I didn't do it because of my team-mates, the fans and AZ. I had been made captain, after all.
"I still think they should have let me go. I'm not happy with how it went. You never know as a player when you'll get an opportunity to get ahead.
"AZ have assured me that next time it will work but if that turns out to be no longer possible then I will blame (director of football) Earnest Stewart and (manager) Gertjan Verbeek.
"Perhaps blame is not the right word. But I'm certainly not happy."