Mario Licka has revealed he turned down an offer from Leicester City before signing for Czech side Banik Ostrava.
Licka failed to earn a new deal at his former club Southampton and was released by the club at the end of last season.
The Czech midfielder has now joined Banik Ostrava on a two-year contract after snubbing offers from three clubs, including League One side Leicester.
"Three other clubs were in for me: Leicester City, Castellon and PAOK Thessaloniki," he told www.deniksport.cz.
"I closely considered my options, and decided to sign for Banik. Some people think I made a bad choice.
"Leicester will play in England's third tier and Castellon in Spain's second. Maybe that is why I decided to go to Banik.
"Banik are in the Uefa Cup and I can fight for a place in the international team. I would then like to move a foreign club."