"There is a president with ambition, players with ambition, coaches with ambition, a manager with ambition and that helped me to make this decision.
"I just had a good feeling with everybody I was talking to inside the club. I felt some kind of dynamic.
"When you feel that there are dynamic people, and who have knowledge about football and stuff like this, you know you are in a good environment to improve."
From what little I've seen of Kompany, he has always impressed.
Hughes himself was clearly enamoured, and delighted to bring him to the club:
"Vincent is one of the outstanding talents in Europe. He understands the ambition of the club. He understands where we want to take the club.More on Kompany
"We want to be a young, vibrant team with energy and technical ability. He comes into the category of the kind of young player we are trying to attract."