New Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado has insisted that it's a dream come true to play for 'one of the best clubs in the world', reports the Daily Star.
The Colombian winger, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Italian outfit Fiorentina on transfer deadline day, has insisted that he's 'very happy' to be at Chelsea, as he goes in search of success at the club.
The 26-year-old signed a four and a half year deal with Jose Mourinho's side, and will no doubt be hoping to make an immediate impact this season as the Blues go in search of landing silverware.
And there's no doubt about it, Cuadrado seems determined to stamp his mark on the team as he told reporters: "I am very happy to be part of this team.
"I'm very grateful to have been given this possibility to live what has been a childhood dream for me, which is to play for a very big club - in fact, one of the best clubs in the world.
"To be on the same team as all these big players is amazing for me, not only from a football point of view and how I can grow as a player, but also personally, to be surrounded by so many champions.
"It's always going to make you want to grow and improve even more."
Cuadrado, as well as proving his credentials at this past summer's World Cup, has also proved himself on a consistent basis in Italy's elite division in recent time, so will now look to show what he can do in the Premier League.
And he may well be handed the opportunity to shine tomorrow, with his new club in action at Villa Park against Aston Villa.
Jose Mourinho and Co. will be desperate to secure all three points in the showdown after suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of Paul Lambert's side last season. Chelsea will be hoping to maintain their five point gap at the top of the Premier League table, with rivals Manchester City also in action against struggling Hull City.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Cuadrado will play any part, but Blues fans will no doubt be hoping to see their new big-money signing in action.
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