Peterhead’s new signing Ross Kavanagh had plenty of offers for next season.
But he says as soon as the Blue Toon showed an interest in him there was only one club he was going to join.
Kavanagh, 21, put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the Buchan outfit on Friday night.
The winger was released by Stirling Albion at the end of the season after they were beaten by Peterhead in the League One play-off semi-final.
Kavanagh had other offers but he says after the Blue Toon showed an interest in him it was an easy decision to join the Balmoor outfit for next season.
Kavanagh said: “Manager Jim McInally gave me a great offer and they are a good team with a super group of players. I have the feeling that playing for Peterhead will be good for me.
“I had a couple of other offers but as soon as I heard Peterhead were interested I knew what I was going to do.
“They are very professional and they have a very good set-up, there is no messing about. Everything is sorted out and you can tell they want to make progress.
“I’m friends with Peterhead player Russell McLean and he mentioned after they beat us in the play-offs that they were interested in me and I didn’t really think about it.
“But then he got in touch with me again after I was released and said Jim McInally wanted my number and now here we are.
“I appreciate how much they wanted to sign me and that means a lot to me.”
Kavanagh is McInally’s first summer signing as he builds a squad to try to win the League Two title next campaign.
Kavanagh believes that is something the Blue Toon can achieve and he revealed that playing against Peterhead made joining them an easy decision because he had experienced how good a side they are.
He added: “Peterhead have a solid squad and I’m sure we can go and win League Two.
“That would be great for me and if we could do that is would be hard to leave Peterhead.
“There’s players in the squad that I can learn from.
“Playing against Peterhead played a part in my decision because I knew they were a good team.
“And if you can surround yourself with better players then it should make me a better player.
“I needed a fresh start away from Stirling Albion and I’m pleased to have it at Peterhead.”