New Reading midfielder Danny Williams says he has always harboured ambitions of playing in England.
The Championship side signed the United States international from German club Hoffenheim on a four-year deal.
"You hear so many players talking about England," the 24-year-old told BBC South Today.
"It doesn't matter if it's the Premier League or the Championship, almost everybody wants to play in England. That was my goal and I'm very excited."
Williams, who had spent his whole career in his native Germany, added: "After we go to the training camp I will just see how it is. I think there's a lot more speed in England and very physical but you have to be well prepared."
After coming through the ranks at SC Freiburg, he joined fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in 2011, where he made 45 appearances in two years.
And after his move to Berkshire, Williams - who is eligible to play for the USA through his father - says he is determined to get the club back into the Premier League.
"I want to show the fans that we as a team are worth the money they spend on us watching the game," he added.
"My goal is to give 100% every game and get the crowd behind us. When you're a team and on the pitch, you can hear what the crowd are doing and you can win a lot of games with that.
"I want to help the club get up to the Premier League because they earn it."