"I am truly happy to be here," Salah told Fiorentina's official television channel. "I really hope this is a step forward in my career. I know that my move to Fiorentina has generated a lot of interest in Egypt, and I hope I can do well and help the team succeed."
Salah made just three Premier League appearances for the Blues after joining them from Basel in January 2014. Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella is ready to hand the 22-year-old a starring role following the departure of Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea last week.
Salah cannot wait to get started and is particularly looking forward to Fiorentina's upcoming UEFA Europa League meeting with Tottenham Hotspur. La Viola travel to London on 19 February and host Spurs a week later in the second leg. Salah scored his first Europa League goal against Tottenham in the 2012/13 campaign, helping Basel reach the semi-finals on penalties after a 4-4 aggregate draw.
"I have already played against Tottenham twice in the Europa League, and scored a very important goal for me and for Basel," he said. "I also provided five assists in that competition. I am really excited about that meeting."
Salah has joined a Fiorentina side who are sixth in Serie A, and who have reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia after ousting Roma from the competition.
"I watched Fiorentina's game at Roma and I really like the team,"he said. "I can't wait to get started."
Salah is not the first Egyptian to play for Fiorentina, as defender Ahmed Hegazy spent two seasons in Florence before joining Serie B side Perugia this year.
"Hegazy advised me to come here and that I would play more often," he said. "He also told me there are great players who are very friendly and this experience will help my professional growth."
Salah could make his Serie A debut on Sunday at home to Atalanta, provided he receives his work permit in time.