Chelsea captain John Terry believes his club have signed the complete centre-forward in Nicolas Anelka.
The much-travelled Anelka made his debut as a substitute for the Blues against Tottenham yesterday, following his £15million move from Bolton.
Terry, currently out with a foot injury, was delighted to see the Frenchman immediately settle into Chelsea's style of play and begin to develop an understanding with his new team-mates.
'I feel we're getting everything - he gives us options,' Terry said of Anelka.
'He gives us pace, and that stretches teams.
'He scores great goals for every club he's been at. He has all-round quality and will be great for us.'
As for Anelka's occasionally mercurial reputation, Terry is confident the 28-year-old ex-Arsenal striker is ready to come of age at Chelsea.
'He came on and got on well with everyone instantly,' the England defender told Sky Sports.
'He will fit in very well at our place.'
Terry also hopes to see David Beckham take his England career way beyond 100 caps.
Terry, Beckham's successor as England captain, has identified being fit in time for next month's Wembley friendly against Switzerland as a 'small target'.
It remains a moot point whether Terry will be retained as captain by new England coach Fabio Capello for the Italian's first match in charge - which is also set to be Beckham's 100th appearance for his country.
'David has been in great form for England since he has come back,' Terry said of the midfielder, who was initially out of favour at the start of Steve McClaren's unsuccessful tenure as national boss.
'It's great to see him training at Arsenal and ticking over.'
Thirty-two-year-old Beckham is keeping his fitness levels up with the Gunners during the close season for his Major League Soccer employers Los Angeles Galaxy.
'He is fit and has many years ahead of him,' Terry told Sky Sports 1.
'He is a great player and a great lad to have around the place. We hope that not only does he play his hundred, but many more after that.'
Terry added he will accept with good grace whatever decision Capello takes regarding the England captaincy - and he concedes it would be a special moment for Beckham, should the new coach put him in charge on the pitch for his 100th match.
'It would be great for David's family for him to have the armband - that would top the night off for him,' he said.
'But it does not matter who is captain. It is a decision I will fully respect, whatever happens.
'The most important thing is making England great again; if we can get England back to winning ways it will make everyone happy.'