Wigan's new striker Franco Di Santo admits limited opportunities at Chelsea forced him to leave Stamford Bridge in the search for regular football.
Di Santo signed a three-year contract with Wigan on deadline day. He arrived in England from Chilean side Audax Italiano in 2008 for £3 million but made just 16 appearances for Chelsea - and never started a game. He went on loan to Blackburn last season, playing 22 times in the Premier League but scoring just once.
"I think I needed to come to Wigan Athletic at this point in my career,'' he said. "Chelsea are a fantastic club but I didn't have too many opportunities there, so I'm very happy to have made this move. At my age I need to be playing regular football so it's an important move for me and I hope to earn a place in the team and then try my hardest to stay there.
"Tuesday was a bit tense because we got to the last 10-15 minutes of the deadline and the transfer still hadn't gone through. In the end all the paperwork went through and the move was complete - it was a great feeling. There were some other offers at the time but Wigan was the move I wanted.
"I wanted to stay in England, in the best league in the world and join a club that is moving in the right direction. So together with my family and friends I decided this was the right move for me. Roberto [Mancini] and I spoke about the club, where he wants to take it and how he wants me to play a part in that. I'm still young so I think that if try my best and work-hard here I will get the chance to play.
"All I can do is try my best and give everything I have for Wigan. I haven't set myself any targets, I just want to focus on getting up to speed and trying to get into the team first.''