Fernando Torres admits he knew his time at Chelsea was up when they signed Diego Costa, and he is excited about his new challenge at AC Milan.
Torres switched from Liverpool to Chelsea in a then-British transfer record £50million deal in January 2011.
Despite winning a UEFA Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with the club, he never found the form he showed at Anfield and, after Chelsea recruited Costa this summer, Torres knew he needed to move on.
He is now relishing helping Milan get back to the top in Serie A after moving to the San Siro on a two-year loan.
"Obviously I could see what the season at Chelsea was going to be. They signed a striker that was expecting to play and I need to have this feeling of being important," said Torres at his unveiling in Italy.
"I want to thank my two English clubs, Liverpool for bringing me to the Premier League and Chelsea for the trophies I won.
"After all these years, however, I needed a change, something that would give me the desire to play, to feel important.