Atletico Madrid have signed Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman in a £5.3 million deal.
The Serbia & Montenegro international leaves leaves Stamford Bridge after one season during which he failed to make much of an impact for the Premier League champions.
Kezman arrived in England in a £5million move from PSV Eindhoven last summer, but his time in The Premiership proved to be a letdown as he found himself behind both Didier Drogba and Eidur Gudjohnsen in the pecking order.
“I’m happy to have come to a club that was once bigger than Chelsea and that will be bigger than them again in the future,” said Kezman.
“It’s a pity for Chelsea that I didn’t get the chance to play and that’s why I decided to move.
“I was sad that I didn’t get a better chance because when I did play, I played some very good matches.
“The year was a huge experience for me. But when I got the offer from Atletico, I didn’t think twice.
“Mourinho and Chelsea are now in the past for me, I don’t want to talk about them anymore. All I want to talk about is Atletico Madrid.”
Kezman is looking forward to striking up a partnership with Atletico golden boy Fernando Torres.
“I think I can be a success in Spain because there’s a difference between here and the football in England,” Kezman continued.
“I think it will be easier in Spain because the football is more technical whereas in England the football is a lot more powerful.
“Spanish football is more like Dutch football and I think because of that, I can do more here than I did in England.
“One reason for coming here is that I think I can play well alongside Fernando Torres. I think he’s a fantastic player.
“I will work hard to take the pressure off him and help make him an even better player as the responsibility of getting goals does not scare me.”