MATHIAS Ranegie joined Millwall after snubbing big-money moves to Europe.
Ambitious clubs in Turkey and Romania were throwing cash at the striker in a bid to pry him away from England.
But Ranegie, who signed for the Lions on loan from Watford, has told the Southwark News that he has unfinished business in the Championship.
So he had no qualms about turning down a lucrative payday on the continent.
The Swedish frontman said: "Sometimes it's a question of money but I think I've made the right choice.
"I need to give myself a chance to see what I can do in this league.
"I could have gone to a Romanian team who just played a Champions League play-off game or some other clubs abroad.
"The money is quite good in these countries but I don't have to go there right now – I'm not an old player.
"The quality is better here and it's a bigger football scene in England than in Turkey.
"I didn't feel it was right to go somewhere for the money. If the money on offer is good, that's not enough for me. I need more than that.
"If you leave England it's very hard to go back again so I think this was the right decision. I want to stay in England for the rest of my career. This is a perfect move for me."
Ranegie decided to leave Vicarage Road after finding first-team opportunities limited by the prolific form of Troy Deeney, who last week signed a new contract.
"There were no guarantees at Watford and I have come to a club that needs my type of player," he added.
"I need to play more games this season than I did last season and the situation with Deeney wasn't clear – maybe he was going to another club but he chose to stay at Watford.
"I then tried to find a solution.
"I chose Millwall because I like the Championship and English football. I think I've adjusted quite well to the division because Swedish football is physical as well and I'm used to that.
"Watford are a ball-playing team but I think I did well during my time on the pitch last year.
"It was a struggle in the beginning – I had an injury when I first signed for Watford so I did not play much.
"I scored four goals in eight starts but I got sent off and was suspended for three games so it was a little bit up and down.
"I wanted to stay in the Championship and see what I can achieve here."
A string of phone calls from Ian Holloway persuaded the 30-year-old to move to The Den.
And Ranegie was also impressed by Millwall's early-season form.
"It was definitely a consideration that the team started well," he explained.
"The team looked solid, they don't concede many goals and there's a strong dressing room. The players here play for the shirt.
"You always want to play for strong teams and I got that impression here straight away.
"The manager is not like any coach I've had before – in a good way! My coach at Watford had a lot of passion as well but he directed it in a different kind of way.
"I've heard a lot of good things about Holloway – he's not just a funny guy, he's got two teams promoted and he's a big coach in England."