Peter Crouch and Cameron Jerome have both hailed their moves to Stoke City after finalising moves on deadline day.
The two strikers completed their moves from Tottenham and Birmingham respectively, but did not leave Stoke's training ground until the early hours of Thursday morning.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Crouch admitted he was delighted to have finalised his £10million switch.
"I know that Stoke have been interested for a while, and the manager wants me to play and was extremely keen on signing me and I am looking forward to the challenge," Crouch said, explaining he did shun interest from elsewhere with QPR and Sunderland also keen.
"There were options, and nice and flattering that you hear your wanted, but I know the manager here made it important for him to sign me and he was a big plus for me to come here in the end."
Crouch revealed that former Spurs team-mate Jonathan Woodgate, who is now also at The Britannia Stadium, played a part in persuading him to move.
"Saying he rang me a couple of times is an understatement, he was calling me every hour and was also keen to get Wilson [Palacios] up here, and he only had glowing references for the fans, the facilities and the manager, so that was a plus point too."
Crouch admits he was sorry to leave Spurs, and Harry Redknapp particularly.
"He has brought in players and would have been difficult for me to get a game, and I know he rates me and he has always looked after me, but it was time for me to move on and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing for Stoke," he admitted.
Jerome was equally delighted to have finalised his move from Birmingham.
"It is a club on the up and is going places," he told Sky Sports News.
"You can see the players they have just signed and the manager has pulled off some real coups.
"I also met Peter, he is a really nice guy and brilliant player."