PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Afellay has revealed that Everton tried to sign him this summer.
The highly rated Netherlands international was continually being linked with a move away from the Eredivisie giants since the end of last season, but eventually opted to stay at his current club, despite interest from elsewhere.
"There were several clubs that tried to sign me this summer. Hamburg and Everton wanted me, but there has to be a good feeling with a club. That was not the case, so I decided to stay at PSV," Afellay told NUsport.
"I don't have extremely high standards though. I've never said that I only wanted to join clubs such as Barcelona or Real Madrid. I've been told on more than one occasion that I'm aiming too high, but I don't care about that.
"I'd prefer to move to Spain. The Primera Division is a great league and Valencia, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are all good teams. My colleagues in the Netherlands national side have told me about Spain and I'd be happy to play there.
"However, it's not like I'm disappointed that I still play at PSV. I'm very happy at the club and I never really expected to leave. I was not stressing about moving abroad this summer."