KAA Gent defender Marko Suler has claimed he came close to joining Celtic last summer.
The Slovenia international was strongly linked with a move to the SPL giants but a switch failed to materialise.
Suler has confirmed he thought a deal was in the offing, but concedes he was ultimately happy to remain in Belgium.
He told Nogomania: "Everything was agreed and I really don't know why the transfer was cancelled.
"But I must admit that I wasn't really too eager to move. Mainly because of my family.
"A transfer like this is a big step, which leads to a completely different lifestyle. I think that I was right."