"I would gladly have come here for free, but I think I do deserve what is due," said the Uruguayan midfielder.
"I knew my wages were meagre, but my agent told me to relax and only focus on playing well. That is what I did, now I am waiting for him to arrive later this month so we can do things my way."
"I need to earn more so that I can help my family in Uruguay," he told the Corriere dello Sport.
"Football is a job for me and if I left my home country it is only to improve my career and my family's standard of living."