The former Wolves goalkeeper has joined Roma for a fee €11.5m plus performance-related bonuses.
“I'm delighted to be here. It's a chance for me to develop, learn and improve and to come to a club where I can compete for silverware," the Portugal international told Roma TV.
“Obviously I was really pleased when I heard Roma were interested. I was desperate to come here because I definitely wanted a new challenge. I had three great years at Wolves, where I was very happy, and I can only thank them because they gave me the chance to play in the Premier League.
“I'll never forget Wolverhampton because it's a family club and I love that – but Roma coming in represented a chance to fight for trophies and to join a big club, so I'm really excited. I want to do my best, help the team and help the club to win things.
“It's also a huge opportunity to play in another league and experience what Serie A is all about. I've played in the Portuguese league, in the Premier League and now I have the chance to play in Serie A, which is a big draw for me and for all players."
“This is the first time I've worked with him, but he's certainly one of the best in the world. It's a dream for any player to work with him and to be coached by him.
“That was definitely one of the other draws for me, as well as coming to a big club to win silverware and focus on competing for trophies. Working with Mourinho is definitely a huge plus in terms of developing, working hard and improving, so it's exciting."
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