Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar has stressed he is not unhappy to be staying in the Championship after a summer of speculation linked the Brazilian with a Loftus Road exit.
Even QPR boss Harry Redknapp admitted the Brazilian international would be leaving the club in the summer transfer window, but no move came to fruition and the former Inter Milan man admitted he is content to stay put.
Cesar is 34-years-old, not old in goalkeeper years, and currently gets £90,000-a-week, a huge salary for a Championship player.
The club had been willing to move the player on due to his extensive wages. Interest from Arsenal, and two European clubs, failed to tempt the QPR stopper to depart as none of the three interested clubs offered a wage that matched his current salary.
According to the London Evening Standard, Cesar denies ever wanting to leave the club despite interest from some high-profile teams.
"I didn't think in any moment about leaving QPR. Of course, if anything came up, as it happened, it was something to sit down and talk about with the club's chairman," he said.
It's unsurprising that Cesar claims he is happy in the Championship, after all £90,000-a-week is an astronomical wage for England's second tier.
However, the Brazilian is aware of the competitive nature of the Championship and believes there will be little difference in how tough the season ahead will be compared to last campaign.
"I don't think I will have to do anything different due to the fact I am in the Championship. It's a strong competition in England with competitive teams. We play 46 games, eight more games than in the Premier League," he added.
Cesar's contract is due to expire in June 2016.
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