Stefan Savic has said his move to Manchester City is a dream come true, and revealed he cannot wait to get started with Roberto Mancini's side.
The 20-year-old Montenegro international signs a four-year deal at Eastlands, becoming the second defensive signing in three days following the arrival of former Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy.
Savic has seen a rapid rise to prominence in a whirlwind 12 months, and admits he is still pinching himself at the prospect of playing alongside some of City's leading stars.
The former Partizan Belgrade defender, who can operate as a centre half or at right-back, lined up against some of the club's current crop of players in a Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley last October.
"I was up against Shaun (Wright-Phillips) when he came on as a substitute and he was very tricky," Savic told City's official website.
"I never imagined that I'd be teammates with all those City players within a year and I'm so happy to be at this club. I can't wait to play alongside them and all the other fantastic players we have here."
Savic had courted attention from a number of other Barclays Premier League clubs, with Arsenal and Liverpool reported to have declared a late interest in his services.
But the in-demand defender always had his sights set on City, saying once the club's interest in him was confirmed, there was only one place he wanted to go.
"It is a dream come true and I'm especially looking forward to meeting Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov because they both speak my language and come from the Balkans, too," he continued.
"Aleks has already phoned me to welcome to City which makes me feel at home already.
"I watch the Premier League all the time and I know it's the place to be so I am just looking forward to helping this club achieve great things. We have an incredible stadium and I've seen how passionate the City fans are many times on TV.
"Montenegro play England later this year so I'm expecting to have some great banter with the England lads. I'm just really happy to be a City player."