Adam Rooney insists he did not have to think twice about joining Birmingham once the offer came in.
The Irishman joined the Blues in a free transfer after running down his contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he spent three prolific years.
The former Stoke striker admits a return to the English game was always his preferred choice, but he had no shortage of options before Blues boss Chris Hughton came calling.
"I was looking to get a move back down south after a couple of years in Scotland and I couldn't have hoped for a better one, to be honest," he told the Sunday Mercury.
"Birmingham's a big club with great players. I was a free agent. There was interest from a couple of clubs, but I couldn't say no to this.
"There were clubs from all levels - League Two, League One, Championship to Turkish and Russian clubs involved.
"I wasn't sure where I was going at one stage but when Birmingham came in and I spoke to the manager on the phone, my mind was made up."
Signed on the back of an impressive strike rate in Scotland's top flight, Rooney is all too aware of his job at St. Andrews.
He said: "If I get chances I'm confident I will stick the majority of them away. Hopefully I can maintain that ratio I had there.
"I think I can score at any level. I've done it at whatever level I've been at. I scored goals in the Championship when I was younger, at 17.
"The main thing at the minute is just to make sure I have a good pre-season and establish myself."