Zlatan Ibrahimovic says footballers who move to Saudi Arabia risk their legacies becoming about money rather than talent.
The Swede, 42, retired in June at AC Milan after a trophy-laden career.
The former Manchester United and Paris St-Germain striker says he received offers from China and Saudi Arabia.
“I think players that reach a certain level, they have to stop at a certain stage – the big stage,” he said.
High profile players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Riyad Mahrez, Karim Benzema and England midfielder Jordan Henderson have moved to Saudi Arabia in the last 12 months.