CHELSEA striker Michy Batshuayi says he joined Valencia to prove himself in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old was shipped out to La Liga by Maurizio Sarri having been deemed surplus to requirements by the ex-Napoli boss.
Batshuayi only joined Chelsea 12 months ago.
However, he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and spent the second half of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
His record in the Bundesliga was impressive.
The Belgium international bagged nine goals in 14 appearances for Dortmund.
Batshuayi says he’s now relishing the chance to strut his stuff at one of Spain’s elite clubs.
“There were plenty of clubs who wanted to sign me but after talking to Marcelino, a bond was generated and he convinced me to sign,” he said.
“This is a strong team who play in the Champions League and fight against the best, but what convinced me most was my conversation with the coach.
“I’ve come here to play for a Valencia side who want to play more than four games in the Champions League.
“My wish is to win a title with Valencia this season.”
The Spanish transfer window is still open.
Valencia president Anil Murthy has promised more fresh faces will arrive soon.
“This team is prepared to compete at the highest level but we’re going to reinforce the team even more,” he said.
”In a few days, more will arrive to improve our great squad.”
The Batshuyai-less Blues performed well against Huddersfield yesterday, easing to a comfortable 3-0 win.
Speaking after the clash, Sarri said: “The game was more difficult than the result.
“If you see the result, you think it was a very easy match, but in the first half it was very difficult against physical opponents.
“We are not a physical team so for 20 minutes we were in trouble but we did very well.
“In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half.”