Juan Cuadrado has revealed that the opportunity to play under Jose Mourinho was a major incentive behind his move to Chelsea.
After drawn out negotiations, the Colombian finally arrived at Stamford Bridge on deadline day from Fiorentina in a £26.8m deal.
The winger had also been closely watched by Manchester United who were interested in signing him last summer.
But Cuadrado believes Mourinho is the perfect manager to develop his career and fulfil his ambitions.
And he hopes he can add further Premier League and Champions League titles to the Portuguese coach’s collection.
“Jose Mourinho has won everything and I think he is going to bring a lot to my game, but also I am going to look to learn a lot from him and grow by his side,” the 26-year-old said.
“I think he is going to be able to bring the best out of me and I am looking forward to developing as a footballer here.”