Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has revealed he turned down down good money from English Championship side Birmingham City.
The Ghana international was a prime target of manager Harry Redknapp but he opted to sign for Bursaspor on a season-long loan.
Badu is said to have had his head turned by the offer from the Turkish but the former Udinese star says he moved for football reasons.
''I don't think I came to Turkey because of money. I want to play football and I will get it in a competitive Turkish league,'' Badu said.
''The offer I got for Birmingham was very great, it was very difficult to reject it but I needed to taste the Turkish league.''