Chelsea new boy Antonio Rudiger has set his sights on helping the club kick on from their success last season.
The Blues claimed the Premier League title last term and, after plenty of speculation, have now made their first major signing of the summer in the acquisition of Rudiger from Roma on a five-year deal for an initial £29m.
Following two years in Italy, the 24-year-old felt it the right time to move to Stamford Bridge having been heavily linked with a switch to west London over the last couple of years.
Rudiger is clearly excited about his new venture and could play a huge role in the Blues’ title defence, with them currently 4.33 to retain the Premier League title, while they are 13.00 for the Champions League.
The Germany international says he is looking forward to testing himself in England and has set his sights on silverware in his first season.
He told the club’s official website: “In my opinion the Premier League is the best in the world, where every player wants to play.
I followed the matches and it was a great season for Chelsea. They deserved their success. “I just want to help the team become even stronger.
I hope to learn a lot from Antonio Conte, who is a great coach, and so many talented team-mates. Obviously it would also be great if I could lift a trophy at the end of the season.”