New Manchester City winger Ferran Torres says he left Valencia in part because they would not make him captain and one of their highest-paid players.
Torres, 20, said he was "excited and happy" to join City, after completing his £21m move from the La Liga side.
"I wanted to stay and I put forward the conditions to do so. They weren't above the club's means," he told Marca.
But the Spaniard added he was "sad" to leave Valencia and "very grateful" to the club he joined aged seven.
Torres said as well as asking for the captaincy and a wage increase, he also wanted Valencia owner Peter Lim to be involved in any talks over a new deal with them.
"I wanted two of the three, but none were fulfilled," said the Spain Under-21 international, who revealed he did not have a good relationship with current Valencia skipper Dani Parejo.