Julian Draxler has defended his decision to stay in the Bundesliga following his move from Schalke to Wolfsburg on Monday.
The Germany international had been heavily linked with a move to Juventus throughout the transfer window, but joined Die Wolfe before the deadline.
However, Draxler admits the opportunity to stay in his home country was a decisive factor in his decision to join Wolfsburg over the Italian champions.
"I think I can develop my attitude better in Germany compared to Italy," he told the media at his presentation.
"The Bundesliga is an environment I already know. Schalke will always be my home, but something has changed, they're in a phase of stagnation, and a change of scenery can only be good for me.
"I chose Wolfsburg because I think I can grow more in Germany, rather than in Italy in an environment I don't know.
"My only regret is not joining Kevin De Bruyne here [the Belgian moved to Manchester City], it would have been nice to play with him."