The former Fiorentina midfielder joined the Hornets last month.
“I spoke with Thibaut Courtois, Falcao and Fernando Torres,” said he.
“They all told me amazing things about the Premier League.
“I wanted a new challenge. I went to Italy and it didn’t work but now I am here with Watford in the Premier League.
“It was destiny. I am here in London with a coach that knows me well. I am at a good team and a club that has a good project. I am happy with how things have turned out. I always try and see the positives.”