The midfielder signed for ASM last week from Sevilla.
"When it [a move to Madrid] was mentioned, the conditions for a transfer were not met. And afterwards, I spoke with some people who know football very well, and they told me it would be a risk for me [to move there]," he told L'Equipe.
"There was a risk I wouldn't play much there, that's obvious. But it's not only that.< p>
"I'm super-happy to come back to France and to get to know the French supporters. Those who watch La Liga on TV know me, but not others."
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