Democratic Republic of Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani has revealed it has always been his 'dream' to play in the English Premier League following his move to Norwich City.
Mbokani has proven himself to be a prolific goalscorer in his time in Europe, boasting a record of a goal every two games for Standard Liege, Anderlecht and Dynamo Kiev.
The 29-year-old has joined the Canaries on a season-long loan deal from the Ukraine capital and is relishing the opportunity of testing himself in what is generally believed to be the world's toughest league.
"I am very happy. I've always had a dream to play in England and today I've realised that dream," the frontman told Norwich City TV upon arriving at Carrow Road on Monday.
"For me this is the best moment to come here. I've now been through four leagues – France, Belgium, Germany and Ukraine. I decided with my family that we would come to England, so this is the moment for me.
"I want to bring something extra to the club. First of all, I am a goalscorer and I want to score goals. But I look forward to becoming part of this group, and I think working as a team I can become even stronger on the pitch."
The former TP Mazember man links up with compatriot Youssouf Mulumbu and revealed the midfielder had a part to play in luring him to the East Anglia club.
"He was calling me all the time and telling me this would be a great team for me. He said if I came here I would score goals, so I decided to come.
"I've spoken to Alex (Neil), he is counting on me and he obviously played a large part in bringing me here. Now it is up to me to perform.
"I can say now that I feel good physically, but I a missing a bit of match fitness. I'm going to work hard in training and it will be up to the coach to decide how I am looking in training."