Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has described his decision to join the club as the "best choice" of his life.
The 25-year-old centre-half was one of 17 arrivals at Elland Road during the summer transfer window, initially joining on a one-year loan deal in August only for the Yorkshire club to offer him a four-year contract a few weeks later.
After a nightmare debut for the club that saw him sent off for giving away a penalty against Watford, Bellusci has grown into his new role at the Whites, scoring twice in his first eight appearances for the club.
And the former Catania star insists he couldn't be happier to be playing in a league he believes is tailor made for him.
"When my agent proposed the transfer to me in the summer, there was a spark – the best choice of my life," Bellusci told Italian newspaper Tuttosport, as quoted by Leeds' official website.
"On the field I found a game based on dynamism and aggression, my own characteristics. Off the field, the language is a barrier but I am improving. Us Italians are planning to attend together. I have never felt so at ease on an English field.
Bellusci was one of clutch of Italians recruited by owner Massimo Cellino during his first summer as owner of the Championship club.
Mirco Antenucci, Tommaso Bianchi, Dario Del Fabro and Marco Silvestri also made the move to England along with former Cagliari sporting director and Cellino's aide Nicola Salerno and Bellusci is hopeful the club's new contingent can inspire an overdue return to the Premier League.
When asked of the club's rich history, he said: "We try to raise it again with the Italians. President Massimo Cellino has great expertise and important ambitions, and the sporting director Nicola Salerno is a guarantee for success."