Eldin Jakupovic is looking forward to a positive future after his move to the Tigers was finally given the green light this week.
The goalkeeper, who impressed during a trial period with the club last season, completed his move at the beginning of the week after a nervous wait had dominated his summer.
But with new City boss Steve Bruce keen to push the move through, Jakupovic is now officially a Tiger and is currently training with his new team-mates out in Portugal.
“I am very happy that everything is done now,” said Jakupovic.
“I think it has been about four months since I first came here to train and I was hoping all along that I would be able to sign here because this is a good club and I want to prove myself here to help the club.
“It did take time to happen and I haven’t really relaxed for the last couple of months, but now I am very happy and so is my family.
“My dream has always been to play my football in England and now I am here at a good Championship club. The challenge now is to improve and progress, both for myself and the team.”
Part of the reason Jakupovic was so keen to join the Tigers was the goalkeeping set-up in place with the experience of goalkeeping coach Gary Walsh a big factor.
“For a goalkeeper, I think I am still quite young,” added the 27-year-old.
“This means there is still a lot of time to improve and I can learn from the goalkeeping coach here. He will help me to take a forward step.
“Gary has so much experience in the game and played for Manchester United for many years. I am sure that with his guidance I can improve as a goalkeeper.”
For now, though, Jakupovic is working hard and getting to know his new team-mates at City’s pre-season training camp in Portugal.
“It’s a very beneficial time. I know some of the players from last season but it’s good to be back with them and out here in Portugal we’re together all of the time so you get to know everybody.”