Julio Cesar: I spoke to Arsenal before joining QPR
He has graced the top of the game and was expected to join another title-chasing club after deciding to leave Italy.
Cesar told the Sunday People: "I accepted this proposal because I wanted to live in London.
"I have an amazing way of life here and I'm giving my family a great opportunity to grow up culturally.
"I talked with Arsenal in the last transfer window, and they were really happy about me playing for them, but at the last minute I moved to QPR.
"QPR has a project, and I dream about that project coming true. But I came here because I was thinking about my future once I quit football, that's true."