Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg admits the Swede had offers to return to England after he left Shimizu s-Pulse.
Ljungberg's agent, Walid Bouzid, says his client declined the opportunity to return to England during the recent January transfer window.
"It was not the right English clubs. French and Scandinavian clubs also showed interest [in Ljungberg]," said Bouzid.
"He wants to play in a club battling for league titles, but he also wants his final project to give him a chance to give something back to society."