Fenerbahce's Milos Krasic has revealed he believes his current employers are as big a club as his former side Juventus, but that he turned down the chance to join the Turkish side two years ago.
The Istanbul outfit have strengthened their squad with the arrivals of players such as Dirk Kuyt and Mehmet Topal as they look to build on their second-placed Super Lig finish last term.
And Krasic, their other marquee signing, has expressed his delight at joining the Yellow Canaries, stating he collected the advice of former players before making his decision.
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"I'd spoken to [former Fenerbahce players] Matteja Kezman and Nikola Lazetic before my move," the winger stated.
"Kezman told me that Fenerbahce is a massive club with a great atmosphere. Lazetic also insisted that even though he's a player who constantly changes clubs, he never found a place like Istanbul and Fenerbahçe elsewhere."
The 26-year old went on to comment on the offer he received from the 2010-11 Super Lig champions two years ago, conceding he wanted to play in Italy at the time.
"I knew Fenerbahçe was as big as Juventus two years ago and now I'm happy to be where I am."
Fenerbahce will continue their Super Lig campaign next Saturday, when they welcome Gaziantepspor to Sukru Saracoglu stadium.