Aberdeen new signing Danny Uchechi revealed a pep talk with Dons old boy Sone Aluko persuaded him to sign for them.
Uchechi concluded a dead-line switch to the club from FC Dender on a six-month deal with the option of a further two years.
The 22-year-old has been on the radar of Aberdeen manager Craig Brown last summer but the striker opted to join Sheffield Wednesday on-loan.
However, Uchechi sought out Aluko, who is now at Rangers, to get an insight on the club before making his decision.
"He (Aluko) only had good things to say about the Dons because without a doubt Aberdeen helped Sone improve as a player and get to where he is," he told www.stv.tv.
"When the club contacted me I spoke to him because we've been friends for quite a while now and he said good things about the club, the players and people.
"I can say my decision was influenced by his opinion."
When asked whether he regretted not moving to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League sooner, he replied: "I wouldn't say it was a difficult decision because I was meant to be here last summer but things happened and I ended up joining Sheffield Wednesday.
"The people at the club are really nice and the players are nice too so everyone has been helpful and great and it wasn't that hard."
On the type of player the Aberdeen fans can expect to see in the second half of the season, Uchechi said: "I'm someone who likes taking on people and attacking and hopefully with the help of the players and management team here then I can learn more and improve my game."