Sergio Aguero admitted that had Real Madrid shown an interest in him he would have moved to Santiago Bernabeu, adding that he had no option but to join Manchester City in 2011.
Argentina international Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid last summer for a fee in the region of 38 million pounds and scored 23 Premier League goals, including the goal that won City the title, but Roberto Mancini's side was by no means his first choice.
At the time of his move Aguero was linked with many clubs, including Real, however the 24-year-old claimed he had no choice but to join City despite a desire to remain in Madrid.
"If Madrid had wanted me, I would be playing here, I had no choice but to sign with Manchester City," Aguero said to reporters after City's 3-2 defeat to Real on Tuesday,
A move to Real was mooted in some sections of the media just prior to joining City, but it was suggested he was unwilling to join Atletico's archrivals as he did not want to betray the club, something he now denies ever saying.
"I never said that I wouldn't play with Real Madrid because I didn't want to betray Atlético," he concluded.
The forward took to Twitter afterwards to stress his happiness since joining City despite his interest in Madrid.
"Just to make it clear - I'm very happy to be in @MCFC. It's the best decision I could have taken," he wrote. "I feel comfortable and appreciated in @MCFC - it's a project I feel involved in. We want more titles and we'll get them!"