Now Forlan maintains he will never return to play in England despite being linked with Tottenham.
He told the Daily Express: "Tottenham are a club who are going in the right direction but I have no interest in joining the Premier League with any club.
"For a start, Spain is much hotter and also it is my home now.
"We have some very exciting young players and I am excited for the season.
"I will never play in England again but I still actually look back with fond memories at some moments."