posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 09:16 AM
Geremi set his sights on title success with Chelsea after sealing his £7m move to Stamford Bridge as Roman Abramovich's second transfer swoop.
Just 24 hours after the Blues announced West Ham defender Glen Johnson as the first signing since Abramovich took over, it was Geremi's turn in the
The 24-year-old midfielder, for whom a fee was agreed with Real Madrid last week, signed a lucrative five-year contract at Stamford Bridge after
agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
He had impressed coach Claudio Ranieri with his performances for Middlesbrough while on loan at The Riverside last season, where he even scored
Indeed, Ranieri named him on the right side of midfield in his Premiership team of the season before making a move for him when Boro could not afford
Real's asking price.
After signing, Geremi, who has already tasted Champions League success with the Spanish club, immediately set his sights on lifting further trophies
at Stamford Bridge.
He said: "I have got a lot of ambition. I would like to win a lot of titles. That's why I have come here. I know that Chelsea are going to sign big
players. That's good for all of us and let's see what happens.
"I'm really happy to come to one of the bigger teams in the Premier League. They have big players and when you play with big players, it's easier as
they can understand everything."
Although Chelsea have now lost their main dead-ball expert in Gianfranco Zola, Geremi is hoping to fill the free-kick void.
"Zola is one of the best free-kick takers. I also try to do the same as him. You have to work hard and improve every day. I will try to do that at
Chelsea," he added on Chelsea TV.