"I received many messages complimenting me, above all from my former Reggina teammates and President Lillo Foti. I'm happy because I have real friends there and had a fantastic year in Reggio Calabria."
One of several Serie A ex-pats at Eastlands, Bianchi has settled in very quickly and thanks one man in particular for that.
"Corradi greeted me like a brother coming into his home. He is a great friend," explained the 24-year-old.
"Eriksson also helped me feel at home. He is a very nice guy and uses an Italian style of training."