Carlo Nash has revealed that he turned down 'a few possible alternatives to move abroad' before penning a new deal at Stoke City.
The veteran goalkeeper has opted to sign a one-year contract extension at the Britannia Stadium.
The 38-year-old mulled over the possibility of heading for pastures new this summer, with there little chance of him seeing Premier League action with the Potters.
He is third choice in Tony Pulis' plans behind Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen.
Nash admits he was tempted to try his luck elsewhere, away from British shores, but has come to conclusion that he does not have things too bad at Stoke.
He told The Sentinel: "I had a few possible alternatives to move abroad, but they weren't quite right for me.
"In the forefront of my mind I wanted to go somewhere where I'd be playing more, but it didn't materialise in the end.
"I'm settled here and love the club, everything about the place, and the fans are great, so I'm certainly happy here."
Nash will not be resting on his laurels after agreeing fresh terms, but admits he would be open to the idea of making a loan move if the right offer came along.
He added: "I'm still hoping I'm going to get a look in, I still live in hope, but obviously that depends on injuries.
"If there was a chance of going out on loan and it was right for both parties, I'd love to do that, but that depends on whether the gaffer thinks it's feasible.
"I've said before that I want to play on for as long as I can and so I will carry on working hard in training so that I'm ready to step in if needed."