Kim Bo-kyung says he will do his best to make an impression at Cardiff City if his proposed move from Cerezo Osaka materialises.
The player's agent recently confirmed that the Bluebirds are in pole position to sign the South Korea international for a fee of around £2.4 million.
Celtic are reportedly keen on signing Kim as well but the 22 year-old is already preparing for life in the Championship this season.
"(The Championship) is known for its physical play but I'll be ready for it. Ki (Sung-yueng of Celtic) has been giving me valuable advice to help me settle in," he said in the Japanese and South Korean media.
"Learning the English language is a top priority for me and I'll do my best to fit in with the other players."
The midfielder revealed that the opportunity to play regular first-team football was the main motivator for choosing Cardiff, but admitted that his long-term plans may lie elsewhere.
"There are other teams in Europe but we agreed on Cardiff City," said Kim.
"The next step is to play well for the team but Cardiff will not be my first and only club in Europe."