He explained: “The Fulham directors spoke directly with me to explain their ambitions and how I fitted in with those plans.
“That was the key and also the fact that my family are happy in England. I received another proposition from Fiorentina but my preference was always to stay in the Premier League.
“I like the confidence Fulham have in me. If I feel that the coach is trusting in my ability then I can do special things on the pitch.
“I just want to play every game and when I do this and I’m healthy with no injuries, then the fans can see the way I play.
“I know the coach, he trusts me, he trusts my ability. I feel good if the coach trusts the way I play.”