Juan Cuadrado admits the presence of Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge played a decisive role in his deadline day move to Chelsea.
The Colombia international sealed his move to Stamford Bridge for a reported fee of £23.3m while Andre Schurrle left the club, returning to the Bundesliga to join Wolfsburg.
Cuadrado, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, already has his eye on Premier League glory and is "proud" to have the opportunity to play in a side managed by Mourinho after signing a four-and-a-half-year deal at the club.
"I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I've been given," he told the club's official website. "This is a great club and honestly it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. I'm happy."
"It is really going to be brilliant to work with one of the best coaches anywhere in the world," he said. "I'm very proud to be playing for him and I think he is going to help me grow into a better player."
Chelsea are still on course for Premier League, Champions League and League Cup silverware this season and 26-year-old Cuadrado is targeting immediate success with his new club.
"We are a big club, so winning important things," he continued.
"Playing for this team, of course I think the league championship is the most important thing. As for everything else, Chelsea have big players so we want to win big things."
As part of the deal that brought Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge, Mohamed Salah went in the other direction, joining Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season. The Serie A side have the option to sign the Egypt international outright in the summer or take the player on another loan deal for the duration of the 2015/16 season.