Jordon Mutch admits Cardiff City's ambitions to play in the Premier League were a key factor behind his move to the Welsh capital.
The Bluebirds signed the England Under-21 midfielder from Birmingham City on a three-year contract.
"I was really interested to come and play for Cardiff and the ambitions of the club really excites me," said Mutch.
The 20-year-old made 34 appearances for Birmingham City.
"The move to Cardiff is huge for me," said Mutch.
"They are an ambitious club and I am really looking forward to playing for them.
"I want to be in the Premier League and I can see the club going there with what they are putting in place."
Mutch spent loan spells at Doncaster, Hereford and Watford, where he played under Cardiff manager Malky Mackay.
Cardiff concluded the transfer with Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee after Mutch agreed personal terms and passed a medical.
Mutch, who had been at Birmingham since he was 15, admitted the prospect of playing for Mackay again had been another factor in his move to south Wales.
"I had a good time at Watford," said Mutch.
"Malky brought me on loads there and I am just really happy to be at a big club, with a big fanbase and a great stadium.
"Hopefully, we will sign a few more players to make the squad bigger and really challenge for automatic promotion.
"I know how Malky likes to play and I am really looking forward to it."
Mutch is Cardiff's the second summer signing following the arrival of goalkeeper Joe Lewis from Peterborough United.