USA international Michael Bradley is excited about his move to Chievo Verona. The midfielder completed his switch from Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this week.
Bradley told ussoccer.com: "From the time I was little, I always paid close attention to Italian football and Serie A. The league is one of the best in the world and one of the most competitive. When I was looking to change and thought about things, the idea of coming to play for a club like Chievo in Italy was an exciting one. For a midfielder who plays in my part of the field, there are a lot of positives.
"It's a place where my qualities will fit in well, and at the same time there is lot to improve on and become a better player.
"When I got word that they had agreed on the terms, I got on a plane to Italy a few hours later. I didn't get to the hotel until past midnight, and the next morning we started with all the medical evaluations and everything checked out. That process takes most of the day, and at the end I signed the contract. I got a good night's sleep that night, and, in the morning, I was able to train twice with the team.
"That is always great; it's the light at end of tunnel that when you're done with all the paperwork, you can get going with what you like to do most - training and playing. That part was exciting."