New Chelsea signing Nemanja Matic has arrived in England and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
The Serbian youngster joins the Blues from Slovakian outfit MFK Kosice and has penned a four-year contract.
A broken metatarsal sustained during this summer's European U21 Championship means the 21-year-old will be forced to bide his time before making his Chelsea bow, but he is delighted to have completed his switch to Stamford Bridge.
"I know a lot about Chelsea, I have been following them," Matic told the club's official website.
"I play together with Branislav (Ivanovic) in the national team and have spoken to him about Chelsea. The first time I met him to play in the national team I asked a couple of questions."
Matic is determined to make a positive impression at Chelsea and believes he has the ability to be a success in West London.
"I am a solid midfield player, I have a lot to offer and for sure to progress and I will show everyone why I am at Chelsea," he added.
"I am a central midfielder, and I know I am not well known but I have physical power and I am a quite technical, left-footed player.
"Since the age of 18 I have been at Kosice and before that I had played in the youth team of Red Star Belgrade."
Matic has prior experience of life in England, having taken in a trial at Middlesbrough in January, but is hoping his second spell will be more pleasant than the first.
"I was there in the winter, when I came it was winter in the north of England so it was not very nice, but the squad was okay and I liked it," he said.