Real Madrid have completed the signing of Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho from Chelsea.
The 32-year-old moves to the Bernabeu for a reported fee of £6.7million and will be re-united with Jose Mourinho, who has managed his compatriot during spells at Chelsea and Porto.
Carvalho tied up his move to the Spanish capital after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.
The former Porto man is excited at the prospect of linking up again with Mourinho after signing a two-year deal at Real.
He said: "I've wanted to come here for a long time.
"Mourinho is a winning manager and I have come to a winning club."
Carvalho feels he will have no trouble adapting his game to the Spanish league.
"The speed of the game is different here to England, where the game is quicker," he said.
"I think it was harder for me to adapt to English football than it will for me to adapt to the Spanish game because it is so similar to the Portuguese league."
"I have spoken with Mourinho about my role as a senior player here on the pitch.
"A lot of important players have left this year.
"I want to help Madrid win as much as I can."
Carvalho becomes the fifth summer signing at the Spanish club with Sami Khedira, Pedro Leon, Angel di Maria and Sergio Canales all linking up with Mourinho as he looks to wrestle the Spanish title from bitter rivals Barcelona in his first season in charge.