Former Independiente defender Carlos Matheu is delighted with his move to Cagliari.

The new No 25 was on the radar of several European clubs, but he is happy to have chosen the Isolani.

"It's a challenge that attracts and fascinates me," Matheu declared to journalists. "This is a unique opportunity for me and I will try to repay the trust that Cagliari have shown in me.

"Joaquin Larrivey has told me that it takes a little time to acclimatise but I am convinced that I am in the right place."