Jozy Altidore today joined Hull City on a season-long loan deal from Spanish outfit Villarreal, and the United States international striker, who came to prominence in this summer's Confederations Cup in South Africa, is relishing the chance to play in the Premier League.
Altidore's move is subject to a work permit, although manager Phil Brown seemed fairly confident earlier that the striker would receive clearance to feature in the Tigers' opener with Chelsea on August 15.
The 19-year-old was certainly delighted to have made his switch from Spain when he spoke to Sky Sports News earlier.
"It's going to be a great experience for me. I'm very excited at the opportunity to play for a big club in one of if not the best league in the world," he said.
"A lot of people tell me you see it [the Premier League] and you
think you can jump right in it, but it takes a little bit of getting
"That's probably the biggest challenge for me, trying to get
acclimatised as soon as possible with my team-mates and the Premier
League as a whole, as there's not a lot of time until the first match.
"As well as the work permit!" he smiled. "Hopefully that goes through as well."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com