Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed Torino were the only club who expressed an interest in taking him on loan last summer.
Pep Guardiola quickly replaced the England international with Claudio Bravo at the Etihad Stadium, forcing Hart to look elsewhere in order to stop his career coming to a grinding halt.
Hart was asked to recall how the loan move came to fruition and said there was not much a queue to acquire his services for the season.
“To be honest, it all happened very quickly and I didn’t have many options,” Hart told La Stampa. “If I am here, then it is because there was nowhere else for me to go.
“But I am grateful that this club has given me a big chance to be able to play and do so in a serious, ambitious club.
“I said yes to Torino because I had always watched Italian football on TV and I had been to Turin before. Now I just want to enjoy this season and I’m not thinking about the future.”