Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has explained the reason he decided to link up with the French capital club.
The Argentina international put an end to a protracted transfer saga last week after agreeing to join PSG in a €43 million switch.
Pastore was also being courted by Chelsea, but the midfielder reportedly preferred a move to the cash-rich French club, who have been taken over by the Qatari Investment Authority.
The former Palermo star admitted there are more challenging leagues out there, but did not hide his excitement at having signed for the French outfit.
"This is a very important step for me, what has happened to me is really great. This is a moment which will matter in my career, the most important moment in my career so far," the player said.
"I have not come to a league as prestigious as the Premier League or La Liga, but I am sure it will bring me a lot on a personal level and in my progression."
Pastore revealed that he decided against joining Chelsea as he had doubts over the squad role he would be given.
"I decided to come to PSG for several reasons. With my agent, we analysed my situation and it is this club who suit me the most, given the team's level and my own and what I can bring to them," he noted.
"Had I joined Chelsea or another club, I would probably not have the playing time I expected. At PSG, I think I will play a lot, which will allow me to show my game."
The Argentine will be presented on Saturday, during PSG's Ligue 1 match against Lorient, but coach Antoine Kombouare revealed that the 22-year-old will only play for the club in September, as the Argentine has just returned from his vacations after playing at Copa America.